The following is a list of notable world figures who died on May 7th.

  1. 973 - Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 912)
  2. 1092 - Remigius de F├ęcamp, first bishop of Lincoln (b. unknown)
  3. 1427 - Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr, English churchman
  4. 1523 - Franz von Sickingen, German soldier (b. 1481)
  5. 1539 - Guru Nanak Dev, Pakistani founder of Sikhism (b. 1469)
  6. 1539 - Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (b. 1466)
  7. 1615 - Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
  8. 1617 - David Fabricius, German astronomer (b. 1564)
  9. 1667 - Johann Jakob Froberger, German composer (b. 1616)
  10. 1682 - Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
  11. 1718 - Mary of Modena, wife of James II of England (b. 1658)
  12. 1793 - Pietro Nardini, Italian composer (b. 1722)
  13. 1800 - Niccola Piccinni, Italian composer (b. 1728)
  14. 1805 - William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1737)
  15. 1825 - Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (b. 1750)
  16. 1840 - Caspar David Friedrich, German painter (b. 1774)
  17. 1868 - Henry Peter Brougham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1778)
  18. 1896 - H. H. Holmes, American serial killer (b. 1861)
  19. 1925 - William Hesketh Lever, First Viscount Leverhulme (b. 1851)
  20. 1941 - Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (b. 1854)
  21. 1942 - Felix Weingartner, Yugoslavian conductor (b. 1863)
  22. 1951 - Warner Baxter, American actor (b. 1889)
  23. 1998 - Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
  24. 1998 - Eddie Rabbitt, American musician (b. 1941)
  25. 2000 - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
  26. 2004 - Waldemar Milewicz, Polish reporter (b. 1956)
  27. 2005 - Tristan Egolf, American writer (b. 1971)
  28. 2005 - Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian football (soccer) player (b. 1980)
  29. 2006 - Richard Carleton, Australian news reporter (b.1943)
  30. 2006 - Lillian Gertrud Asplund, RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1907)
  31. 2006 - Joan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (b. 1918)
  32. 2006 - Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)