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

  1. 1165 - Emperor Nijo of Japan (b. 1143)
  2. 1201 - Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)
  3. 1235 - Henry I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1165)
  4. 1629 - Domenico Allegri, Italian composer
  5. 1786 - Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)
  6. 1803 - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (b. 1741)
  7. 1803 - François Devienne, French composer (b. 1759)
  8. 1808 - John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  9. 1836 - Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)
  10. 1838 - Charles Percier, French architect (b. 1764)
  11. 1857 - Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)
  12. 1877 - Crazy Horse, Sioux chief (b. 1849)
  13. 1898 - Sarah Edmonds, Canadian nurse, soldier, and spy (b. 1841)
  14. 1901 - Ignacij Klemencic, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
  15. 1902 - Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician (b. 1821)
  16. 1906 - Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1844)
  17. 1912 - Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)
  18. 1917 - Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (b. 1872)
  19. 1920 - Robert Harron, American actor (b. 1893)
  20. 1930 - Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  21. 1948 - Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  22. 1965 - Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  23. 1966 - Dezso Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  24. 1970 - Jochen Rindt, Formula 1 driver, the first ever posthumous world champion (b. 1942)
  25. 1973 - Jack Fournier, baseball player (b. 1889)
  26. 1975 - Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  27. 1979 - Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (b. 1884)
  28. 1982 - Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
  29. 1988 - Gert Fröbe, German actor (b. 1913)
  30. 1990 - Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)
  31. 1991 - Dottie West, singer/songwriter (b. 1932)
  32. 1992 - Fritz Leiber, American author (b. 1910)
  33. 1995 - William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
  34. 1997 - Georg Solti, Hungarian conductor (b. 1912)
  35. 1997 - Mother Teresa, Albanian missionary and humanitarian, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1910)
  36. 1998 - Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)
  37. 1999 - Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  38. 1999 - Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (b. 1921)
  39. 2001 - Vladimir Zerjavic, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
  40. 2003 - Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian singer (b. 1927)