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History Deaths on April 05

Eastman Johnson
Eastman Johnson, American painter (b. 1824)


Herbert Johnston
Herbert Johnston, British runner (b. 1902)


Isao Takahata
Isao Takahata, Japanese director (b. 1935)


Erich Zeigner
Erich Zeigner, Prime Minister of Saxony (b. 1886)


Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1967)


Charles XI of Sweden
Charles XI, king of Sweden (b. 1655)


Karel Purkyn?
Karel Purkyn?, Czech painter (b. 1834)


Earl Derr Biggers
Earl Derr Biggers, American novelist and playwright (b. 1884)


Egidio Forcellini
Egidio Forcellini, Italian philologist (b. 1688)


Johann Georg Wille
Johann Georg Wille, German engraver (b. 1715)


A. Y. Jackson
A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)


Frank Foss (athlete)
Frank Foss, American pole vaulter (b. 1895)


Layne Staley
Layne Staley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1967)


Jim Marshall (businessman)
Jim Marshall, English businessman, founded Marshall Amplification (b. 1923)


Roy Kilner
Roy Kilner, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1890)


William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle
William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle (b. 1909)


Osman Nuri Pasha
Osman Nuri Pasha, Ottoman field marshal and the hero of the Siege of Plevna in 1877 (b. 1832)


Alphons Diepenbrock
Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (b. 1862)


Paul Vidal de La Blache
Paul Vidal de La Blache, French geographer (b. 1845)


Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes, American pilot, engineer, and director (b. 1905)


Bernard I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
Bernard I, margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1364)


Christian Pineau
Christian Pineau, French Resistance fighter (b. 1904)


Hans Lunding
Hans Lunding, Danish military officer (b. 1899)


Eutychius of Constantinople
Eutychius, Byzantine patriarch


Bingu wa Mutharika
Bingu wa Mutharika, Malawian economist and politician, 3rd President of Malawi (b. 1934)


Charles Freer Andrews
Charles Freer Andrews, English-Indian priest, missionary, and educator (b. 1871)


James Chapin
James Chapin, American ornithologist (b. 1889)


Catherine of Palma
Catherine of Palma, Spanish nun (b. 1533)


Paolo Savi
Paolo Savi, Italian geologist and ornithologist (b. 1798)


Camille Desmoulins
Camille Desmoulins, French journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1760)


Laurent Marqueste
Laurent Marqueste, French sculptor (b. 1848)


Vsevolod Garshin
Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)


Gustav Adolf Deissmann
Gustav Adolf Deissmann, (b. 1866)


Princess Märtha of Sweden
Princess Märtha of Sweden, (b. 1901)


Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston, American actor, director, and political activist (b. 1923)


Alf Kjellin
Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor and director (b. 1920)


George Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Siegen
George Frederick, prince of Nassau-Siegen (b. 1606)


John Pinette
John Pinette, American comedian (b. 1964)


Brian Donlevy
Brian Donlevy, American actor and producer (b. 1901)


Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play
Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, (b. 1806)


Heinrich Müller (footballer, born 1909)
Heinrich Müller, Austrian footballer (b. 1909)


Anne Geneviève de Bourbon
Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, French princess (b. 1619)


Abe Fortas
Abe Fortas, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1910)


Baruch Samuel Blumberg
Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and geneticist (b. 1925)


Charlene Holt
Charlene Holt, American actress (b. 1928)


Song Zheyuan
Song Zheyuan, Chinese general (b. 1885)


Ferdinand Joachimsthal
Ferdinand Joachimsthal, German mathematician (b. 1818)


Peter Matthiessen
Peter Matthiessen, American novelist, short story writer, editor, co-founded The Paris Review (b. 1927)


Leabua Jonathan
Leabua Jonathan, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (b. 1914)


Wilder Penfield
Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian surgeon and academic (b. 1891)


Shah Shujah Durrani
Shah Shujah Durrani, 5th Emir of Afghanistan (b. 1785)


Robert Maillart
Robert Maillart, Swiss civil engineer (b. 1872)


Achille Locatelli
Achille Locatelli, Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1856)


Joseph Bertrand
Joseph Bertrand, French mathematician, economist, and academic (b. 1822)


Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect, sculptor and historian (b. 1656)


Sophie Elkan
Sophie Elkan, Swedish-Jewish writer and translator (b. 1853)


Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen
Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen (b. 1830)


Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Provence
Ramon Berenguer III, Spanish count of Cerdanya and Provence


François Joseph Westermann
François Joseph Westermann, French general (b. 1751)


Franciszek Kleeberg
Franciszek Kleeberg, Polish general (b. 1888)


Manfredo Fanti
Manfredo Fanti, Italian general (b. 1806)


María Blanchard
María Blanchard, Spanish painter (b. 1881)


Hermann Joseph Muller
Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)


William Derham
William Derham, English minister and philosopher (b. 1657)


Johann Christoph Gatterer
Johann Christoph Gatterer, German historian (b. 1727)


Agnes Morton
Agnes Morton, British tennis player (b.


Juan Carlos Cáceres
Juan Carlos Cáceres, Argentinian singer and pianist (b. 1936)


Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur, American general (b. 1880)


William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker
William Brouncker, English mathematician (b. 1620)


George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax
George Savile, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1633)


Edward Young
Edward Young, English poet and author (b. 1683)


Mischa Elman
Mischa Elman, Ukrainian-American violinist (b. 1891)


Sydney Brenner
Sydney Brenner, South African biologist (b.1927)


Carlos Prío Socarrás
Carlos Prío Socarrás, President of Cuba, (b. 1903)


Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria
Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria, (b. 1884)


Salvatore Di Giacomo
Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet, playwright, songwriter and fascist intellectual (b. 1860)


Johan Falkberget
Johan Falkberget, Norwegian author (b. 1879)


Thomas Hodgkin
Thomas Hodgkin, British physician (b. 1798)


Jean Jouvenet
Jean Jouvenet, French painter (b. 1647)


Vincent Ferrer
Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)


Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron Monthermer
Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron of Monthermer and Earl of Gloucester (b. c.1270)


Juliana of Liège
Juliana of Liège, Belgian canoness and saint


Viktor Oliva
Viktor Oliva, Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1861)


Hjalmar Mellin
Hjalmar Mellin, Finnish mathematician and functional theorist (b. 1854)


Vitaly Sevastyanov
Vitaly Sevastyanov, Soviet cosmonaut and engineer (b. 1935)


Jay Miller (basketball)
Jay Miller, American basketball player (b. 1943)


François Chabot
François Chabot, French politician (b. 1756)


Mariano Díaz
Mariano Díaz, Spanish cyclist (b. 1939)


Makoto ?oka
Makoto ?oka, Japanese poet and literary critic (b. 1931)


Isabel Jewell
Isabel Jewell, American actress and singer (b. 1907)


Emil M?ynarski
Emil M?ynarski, Polish conductor, violinist, composer, and pedagogue (b. 1870)


Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American socialite and philanthropist (b. 1874)


Milivoje Blaznavac
Milivoje Blaznavac, Serbian soldier and politician (b. 1824)


Fabre d'Églantine
Fabre d'Églantine, French actor, dramatist, poet and politician (b. 1750)


Arthur Bisguier
Arthur Bisguier, American chess Grandmaster (b. 1929)


Bernhard Pankok
Bernhard Pankok, German painter, artist and architect (b. 1872)


Maria Gripe
Maria Gripe, Swedish journalist and author (b. 1923)


Molly Picon
Molly Picon, American actress (b. 1898)


Giuseppe Tucci
Giuseppe Tucci, Italian scholar of oriental cultures (b. 1894)


Hans Ernst August Buchner
Hans Ernst August Buchner, German bacteriologist (b. 1850)


Gene Pitney
Gene Pitney, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)


Bob Hite
Bob Hite, American singer-songwriter (b. 1945)


Isidora Sekuli?
Isidora Sekuli?, Serbian writer (b. 1877)


Giulio Einaudi
Giulio Einaudi, Italian book publisher (b. 1912)


George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon
George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English archaeologist and businessman (b. 1866)


John Tower
John Tower, American soldier, academic, and politician (b. 1925)


Richard Chenevix (chemist)
Richard Chenevix, Irish chemist and playwright (b. 1774)


Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg
Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, (b. 1800)


Jan Luyken
Jan Luyken, Dutch poet, illustrator and engraver (b. 1649)


Philip William August, Count Palatine of Neuburg
Philip William August, German nobleman (b. 1668)


José Wilker
José Wilker, Brazilian actor, director, and producer (b. 1947)


Ivan K?szegi
Ivan K?szegi, Hungarian baron and oligarch


Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier
Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, French noblewoman (b. 1627)


Nigel Gresley
Nigel Gresley, Scottish-English engineer (b. 1876)


Chandler Egan
Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (b. 1884)


Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg, American poet (b. 1926)


Maksim Kovalevsky
Maksim Kovalevsky, Russian sociologist (b. 1851)


Al-Mu'tadid, Abbasid caliph


Ludwig von Sybel
Ludwig von Sybel, German archeologist (b. 1846)


Rómulo Gallegos
Rómulo Gallegos, Venezuelan novelist and politician (b. 1917)


Roger de Piles
Roger de Piles, French painter, engraver, art critic and diplomat (b. 1635)


Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles
Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles, French judge and politician (b. 1759)


Alberto Bonucci
Alberto Bonucci, Italian actor and director (b. 1918)


Divya Bharti
Divya Bharti, Indian actress (b. 1974)


Jiro Sato
Jiro Sato, Japanese tennis player (b. 1908)


José Benlliure y Gil
José Benlliure y Gil, Spanish painter (b. 1858)


François Caron
François Caron, Belgian-French explorer and politician, 8th Governor of Formosa (b. 1600)


Atanase Sciotnic
Atanase Sciotnic, Romanian sprint canoeist (b. 1942)


Nikephoros I of Constantinople
Nikephoros I, Byzantine patriarch


Francis Aidan Gasquet
Francis Aidan Gasquet, English Benedictine monk (b. 1846)


Harold Osborn
Harold Osborn, American track and fielder (b. 1899)


Tell Berna
Tell Berna, American middle and long-distance runner (b. 1891)


Jan Matthys
Jan Matthys, Dutch anabaptist reformer


Georges Danton
Georges Danton, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Justice (b. 1759)


Victor Hensen
Victor Hensen, German zoologist (b. 1835)


Bernard Borggreve
Bernard Borggreve, German forestry scientist (b. 1836)


Marc-Antoine Laugier
Marc-Antoine Laugier, Jesuit priest (b. 1713)


Sam Walton
Sam Walton, American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (b. 1918)


Nicolaas Cortlever
Nicolaas Cortlever, Dutch chess player (b. 1915)


Verner Lehtimäki
Verner Lehtimäki, Finnish revolutionary (b. 1890)


Allan Kaprow
Allan Kaprow, American painter and educator (b. 1927)


Claude Delvincourt
Claude Delvincourt, French pianist and composer (b. 1888)


Sonny Carter
Sonny Carter, American soccer player, physician, and astronaut (b. 1947)


Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. 1685)


Frances Power Cobbe
Frances Power Cobbe, Irish writer (b. 1822)


Jean-Charles Pichegru
Jean-Charles Pichegru, French general (b. 1761)


Isabella I of Jerusalem
Isabella I of Jerusalem, queen regent of Jerusalem (b. 1172)


George Tupou II
George Tupou II, King of Tonga (b. 1874)


Lazzaro Bastiani
Lazzaro Bastiani, Italian painter (b. 1429)


Jacobus Oud
Jacobus Oud, Dutch architect (b. 1890)


Frederick I of Sweden
Frederick I, prince consort and king of Sweden (b. 1676)


Helena Westermarck
Helena Westermarck, Finnish artist and writer (b. 1857)


Ásgrímur Jónsson
Ásgrímur Jónsson, Icelandic painter (b. 1876)


Victor Marijnen
Victor Marijnen, Dutch politician (b. 1917)


Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein
Karl Eusebius, prince of Liechtenstein (b. 1611)


Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese general and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (b. 1887)


Manly Wade Wellman
Manly Wade Wellman, American writer (b. 1903)


Parvin E'tesami
Parvin E'tesami, Persian poet (b. 1907)


Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)


Barend Cornelis Koekkoek
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, Dutch artist (b. 1803)


Christian Ulrich I, Duke of Württemberg-Oels
Christian Ulrich I, German nobleman and Duke of Württemberg-Oels (b. 1652)


Alonso Lobo
Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)


Ilkka Sinisalo, Finnish ice hockey player (b. 1958)
Memè Perlini, Italian actor and director (b. 1947)
Tim Parnell, British race car driver (b. 1932)
Paul O'Neill, American rock composer and producer (b. 1956)
Paul G. Comba, Italian-American computer scientist and astronomer (b. 1926)
Attilio Benfatto, Italian cyclist (b. 1943)
Koço Kasapo?lu, Turkish footballer (b. 1936)
Fredric Brandt, American dermatologist and author (b. 1949)
Alan Davie, Scottish saxophonist and painter (b. 1920)
Piero de Palma, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1924)
Regina Bianchi, Italian actress (b. 1921)
Barney McKenna, Irish musician (b. 1939)
Pedro Bartolomé Benoit, Dominican Republican politician military officer
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, German designer (b. 1935)
Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African politician (b. 1937)
I. J. Good, British mathematician (b. 1916)
Thomas Stoltz Harvey, American pathologist (b. 1912)
Mark St. John, American guitarist (b. 1956)
Werner Maser, German historian and journalist (b. 1922)
Leela Majumdar, Indian author and academic (b. 1908)
Pasquale Macchi, Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1923)
Yevgeny Seredin, Russian swimmer (b. 1958)
Chung Nam-sik, South Korean footballer (b. 1917)
Robert Borg, American military officer and equestrian (b. 1913)
Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician and academic (b. 1936)
S?awomir Rawicz, Polish lieutenant (b. 1915)
Fernand Goyvaerts, Belgian footballer (b. 1938)
Keizo Morishita, Japanese painter (b. 1944)
Kim Won-gyun, North Korean composer and politician (b. 1917)
Aldo Olivieri, Italian footballer (b. 1910)
Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
Cozy Powell, English drummer (b. 1947)
Frederick Charles Frank, British theoretical physicist (b. 1911)
Emilio Greco, Italian sculptor and engraver (b. 1913)
Takeshi Inoue, Japanese footballer (b. 1928)
Ji?í Mucha, Czech journalist, writer and screenwriter (b. 1915)
Karel Zeman, Czech director, artist, production designer and animator (b. 1910)
Pinchus Kremegne, French artist (b. 1890)
Émile Hanse, Belgian footballer (b. 1892)
Yuri Zavadsky, Russian actor and director (b. 1894)
Harry Wyld, British cyclist (b. 1900)
Bino Bini, Italian fencer (b. 1900)
Alla Tarasova, Russian ballerina (b. l898)
David Murray, British race car driver (b. 1909)
José Cubiles, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1894)
Karl von Spreti, German diplomat (b. 1907)
Alfred Sturtevant, American geneticist and academic (b. 1891)
Louisa Bolus, South African botanist and taxonomist (b. 1877)
Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian SS officer (b. 1903)
Giuseppe Paris, Italian gymnast (b. 1895)
Lajos Csordás, Hungarian footballer
Félix Couchoro, Togolese writer (b. 1900)
Sándor Szalay, Hungarian figure skater (b. 1893)
Pedro Sernagiotto, Italian-Brazilian footballer (b. 1908)
Aloïse Corbaz, Swiss artist (b. 1886)
Boo Kullberg, Swedish gymnast (b. 1889)
Nikolai Kryukov, Russian composer (b. 1908)
William Titt, British gymnast (b. 1881)
Hiroshi Yoshida, Japanese painter (b. 1876)
Elis Strömgren, Swedish-Danish astronomer (b. 1870)
Vincent Youmans, American composer and producer (b. 1898)
Karl-Otto Koch, German SS officer (b. 1897)
Heinrich Borgmann, German officer (b. 1912)
Jay O'Brien, American bobsledder (b. 1883)
Franz von Vecsey, Hungarian violinist and composer (b. 1893)
Angelo Messedaglia, Italian social scientist and statistician (b. 1820)
Johann Hermann Bauer, (b. 1861)
Paul-Auguste-Ernest Laugier, French astronomer (b. 1812)
Pierre Léonard Vander Linden, Belgian entomologist (b. 1797)
Pierre Philippeaux, French lawyer (b. 1754)
Christian Heinrich, German prince and member of the House of Hohenzollern (b. 1661)
Anna Koltovskaya, Russian tsarina
Ibn al-Kharrat al-Dawalibi, Iraqi Islamic scholar, Arabic grammarian and poet. (b. 1240)
Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1104)
Ruadán of Lorrha, Irish abbot
Timothy I, Byzantine patriarch