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

  1. 749 - Saint John of Damascus, theologian
  2. 1082 - Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona
  3. 1355 - John III, Duke of Brabant (b. 1300)
  4. 1560 - King Francis II of France (b. 1544)
  5. 1624 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (b. 1560)
  6. 1654 - Jean François Sarrazin, French writer
  7. 1663 - Severo Bonini, Italian composer (b. 1582)
  8. 1749 - Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
  9. 1758 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (b. 1688)
  10. 1770 - James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (b. 1692)
  11. 1784 - Phillis Wheatley, British poet (b. 1753)
  12. 1791 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (b. 1756)
  13. 1819 - Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (b. 1750)
  14. 1870 - Alexandre Dumas père, French writer (b. 1802)
  15. 1887 - Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804)
  16. 1891 - Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (b. 1825)
  17. 1925 - Wladyslaw Reymont, Polish writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  18. 1926 - Claude Monet, French impressionist painter (b. 1840)
  19. 1931 - Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)
  20. 1940 - Jan Kubelík, Austro-Hungarian-born Czechoslovak violinist (b. 1880)
  21. 1950 - Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
  22. 1951 - Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  23. 1951 - Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  24. 1963 - Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister Pakistan (b. 1892)
  25. 1963 - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer (b. 1905)
  26. 1963 - Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji, Indian Hindu mystic
  27. 1965 - Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
  28. 1966 - Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (b. 1909)
  29. 1968 - Fred Clark, American actor (b. 1914)
  30. 1984 - Adam Malik, Third Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
  31. 1986 - Sir Edward Youde, Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1924)
  32. 1989 - Sir John Pritchard, British conductor (b. 1921)
  33. 1991 - Richard Speck, American mass murderer (b. 1941)
  34. 1993 - Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms) (b. 1961)
  35. 2001 - Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
  36. 2002 - Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer (b. 1931)
  37. 2002 - Ne Win, Burmese leader (b. 1911)
  38. 2005 - Frits Philips, Dutch industrialist and businessman from multinational Philips Electronics (b. 1905)
  39. 2005 - Kevin "Big Kev" Mc Quay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)
Tags: , , ,