Famous Deaths on 12th May

Deaths 1 - 117 of 117

912 - Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912), dies at 45
1003 - Gerbert, French scholar, dies in Rome
1003 - Pope Sylvester/Silvester II, [Gerbert van Aurillac], 1st French Pope (999-1003), dies
1012 - Sergius IV, [Pietro Crescentii], Italian Pope (1009-12), dies
1382 - Johanna I, Queen of Naples/Provence, dies
1465 - Thomas Palaeologus, Despot of the Despotate of Morea
1634 - George Chapman, English dramatist/interpreter, dies
1641 - Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48
1649 - Isaac Doreslaer, English lawyer/diplomat, murdered
1684 - Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest
1699 - Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626)
1708 - Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)
1737 - Cornelis van Alkemade, historian, dies at 83
1748 - Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer (b. 1692)
1759 - Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)
1784 - Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (b. 1710)
1792 - Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (b. 1710)
1796 - Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75
1801 - Nicholas Repnin, Russian statesman (b. 1734)
1811 - Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer, dies at 52
1814 - Robert Treat Paine, US judge (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 83
1825 - Elias Mann, American composer, dies at 75
1825 - Stanislao Mattei, composer, dies at 75
1843 - Johann Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 74
1845 - August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/interpreter/critic, dies at 77
1845 - János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)
1852 - John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies
1856 - Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (b. 1786)
1860 - Charles Barry, English architect (b. 1795)
1861 - Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50
1864 - Abner Monroe Perrin, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 37
Confederate General J.E.B. StuartConfederate General J.E.B. Stuart (1864) 1864 - J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General, dies at 31
1867 - Friedrich William Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist (b. 1795)
1871 - Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
1871 - John F W Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies
1876 - Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
1876 - Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary, brutally killed by the Turks (b. 1843)
1884 - Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Czech composer (2 Widows), dies at 60
1896 - Juan Morel Campos, composer, dies at 38
1897 - Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53
1897 - Willem Roelofs, painter/lithographer, dies
1907 - J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59
1908 - Melesio Morales, composer, dies at 69
1916 - James Connolly, Irish socialist (b. 1868)
1921 - Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies
1924 - Charles Henri Marechal, composer, dies at 82
1925 - Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71
1925 - Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51
1925 - Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer, dies at 82
1925 - Amy Lowell, American poet (b. 1874)
1930 - Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70
1931 - Eugene Ysaye, composer, dies at 72
1931 - Eugene-Auguste Ysaye, composer, dies at 72
1935 - Josef Pilsudski, Polish dictator (1926-35), dies
1935 - Józef Piłsudski, Polish statesman (b. 1867)
1943 - Albert Stoessel, composer, dies at 48
1944 - Arthur T Quiller-Couch [Q], British author/critic, dies at 80
1948 - Isidor Achron, composer, dies at 55
1951 - Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
1956 - Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87
1956 - Louis Calhern, dies at 61
1956 - Vladimir Ambros, composer, dies at 65
1957 - Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at 71
1957 - Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
1960 - Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer, dies at 70
1962 - Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67
1963 - Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69
1963 - Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882)
1965 - Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
1966 - Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (b. 1896)
1967 - Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64
1967 - John Masefield, British writer (b. 1878)
Poet Nelly SachsPoet Nelly Sachs (1970) 1970 - leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78
1970 - Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78
1971 - J M Taylor, cricketer (20 Tests 1920-26, 997 runs), dies
1971 - Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
1973 - Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85
1973 - Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)
1980 - Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies
1981 - Benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies
1982 - Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66
1984 - Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure
1985 - Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor, dies
1986 - Elisabeth Bergner, dies at 85
1986 - Lee Bonnell, dies
1987 - Victor Feldman, pianist/drummer, dies at 53
1989 - Joe Valdez Caballero, creator of hard taco, shell, dies at 81
1989 - Marcelle de Manziarly, composer, dies at 89
1990 - Chen Kenmin, Japanese chef (b. 1912)
1992 - Joe Burke, president (KC Royals), dies at 68, dies
1992 - Robert Reed, actor (Brady Bunch), dies of AIDs at 59
1992 - Lenny Montana, American actor (b. 1926)
1994 - Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur, dies at 91
1994 - David Brooks, psychologist, dies at 91
1994 - Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63
1994 - John Smith, British Labour Party chairman (1992-94), dies at 55
1994 - Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies
1995 - Arthur Lubin, film director, dies at 95
1995 - Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion, dies at 71
1995 - Reza Abdoh, theatre Director, dies at 32
1996 - Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist, dies at 84
1996 - Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman, dies at 35
1999 - Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
1999 - Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (b. 1914)
2000 - Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
2001 - Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
2001 - Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1925)
2002 - Erich Kulas, ECW Wrestler (Mass Transit)
2003 - Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933)
2005 - Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (b. 1909)
2005 - Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1937)
2006 - Gillespie V. Montgomery, former U.S. representative from Mississippi (b. 1920)
2007 - Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Taliban military leader (b. 1966?)
2007 - Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (b. 1936)
2008 - Robert Rauschenberg, American artist (b. 1925)
2008 - Irena Sendler, Polish social worker, WWII heroine (b. 1910)
2009 - Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957)

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