The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 5th.

  1. 1316 - Infante Ferdinand of Majorca (b. 1278)
  2. 1375 - Charles III of Alençon, French archbishop (b. 1337)
  3. 1472 - Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  4. 1539 - St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Italian saint (b. 1502)
  5. 1666 - Albert VI of Bavaria (b. 1584)
  6. 1676 - Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (b. 1613)
  7. 1715 - Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
  8. 1719 - Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (b. 1641)
  9. 1773 - Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  10. 1833 - Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  11. 1859 - Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
  12. 1862 - Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (b. 1800)
  13. 1904 - Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  14. 1908 - Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (b. 1833)
  15. 1920 - Max Klinger, German artist (b. 1857)
  16. 1927 - Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  17. 1932 - Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)
  18. 1945 - John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  19. 1948 - Georges Bernanos, French writer (b. 1888)
  20. 1957 - Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  21. 1965 - Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  22. 1966 - George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  23. 1969 - Walter Gropius, German architect (b. 1883)
  24. 1969 - Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (b. 1884)
  25. 1975 - Otto Skorzeny, German commando who rescued Benito Mussolini (b. 1908)
  26. 1983 - Harry James, American musician (b. 1916)
  27. 1991 - Howard Nemerov, American poet (b. 1920)
  28. 1996 - Erik Wickberg, The Salvation Army general (b. 1904)
  29. 1998 - Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
  30. 2002 - Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)
  31. 2002 - Ted Williams, baseball player (b. 1918)
  32. 2003 - Roman Lyashenko, Russian hockey player (b. 1979)
  33. 2004 - Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  34. 2004 - Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  35. 2005 - James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  36. 2006 - Kenneth Lay, American businessman and convicted criminal (b. 1942)