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History Deaths on December 05

Johan Friis
Johan Friis, Danish politician (b. 1494)


Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow
Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (b. 1929)


Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley, Senegal-born slave, later American poet (b. 1753)


Michael I of Romania
Michael I of Romania, fifth and last king of Romania (b. 1921)


Peter Gethin
Peter Gethin, English race car driver (b. 1940)


William Sterling Parsons
William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (b. 1901)


Robert Watson-Watt
Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish engineer, invented the radar (b. 1892)


Pedro II of Brazil
Pedro II of Brazil (b. 1825)


Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg
Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, German poet and lawyer (b. 1750)


Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas, French novelist and playwright (b. 1802)


Ernest C. Brace
Ernest C. Brace, American captain and pilot (b. 1931)


Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)


Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)


David Bronstein
David Bronstein, Ukrainian-Belarusian chess player and theoretician (b. 1924)


Katherine Milhous
Katherine Milhous, American author and illustrator (b. 1894)


Johann Friedrich Fasch
Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer (b. 1688)


Roone Arledge
Roone Arledge, American sportscaster and producer (b. 1931)


Vachel Lindsay
Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)


Aleksandr Vasilevsky
Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Russian marshal and politician, Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (b. 1895)


Shoeless Joe Jackson
Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)


Ne Win
Ne Win, Burmese general and politician, 4th President of Burma (b. 1911)


Tibor Rubin
Tibor Rubin, Hungarian-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1929)


W?adys?aw Reymont
W?adys?aw Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)


Karlheinz Stockhausen
Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic (b. 1928)


Anca Parghel
Anca Parghel, Romanian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1957)


Dynamite Kid
Dynamite Kid, English wrestler (b. 1968)


Cecil M. Harden
Cecil M. Harden, American politician (b. 1894)


Claude Dornier
Claude Dornier, German engineer and businessman, founded Dornier Flugzeugwerke (b. 1884)


Queen Fabiola of Belgium
Fabiola, Queen of Belgium (b. 1928)


Schalk Willem Burger
Schalk Willem Burger, South African commander, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of the South African Republic (b. 1852)


John III, Duke of Brabant
John III, Duke of Brabant (b. 1300)


Fred Bassetti
Fred Bassetti, American architect and academic, founded Bassetti Architects (b. 1917)


Eugen Cicero
Eugen Cicero, Romanian-German jazz pianist (b. 1940)


Louis Dewis
Louis Dewis, Belgian-French painter and educator (b. 1872)


Franco Rasetti
Franco Rasetti, Italian-American physicist and academic (b. 1901)


Alfonso A. Ossorio
Alfonso A. Ossorio, Filipino-American painter and sculptor (b. 1916)


Eliza R. Snow
Eliza R. Snow, American poet and songwriter (b. 1804)


Amrita Sher-Gil
Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Pakistani painter (b. 1913)


Francis II of France
Francis II of France (b. 1544)


Beverly Garland
Beverly Garland, American actress and businesswoman (b. 1926)


Princess Alice of Battenberg
Princess Alice of Battenberg (b. 1885)


Don Meredith
Don Meredith, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1938)


Vic Eliason
Vic Eliason, American clergyman and radio host, founded VCY America (b. 1936)


Nina Foch
Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (b. 1924)


Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, Canadian commander and explorer (b. 1685)


Jean François Sarrazin
Jean François Sarrazin, French author and poet (b. 1611)


Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona
Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona (b. 1053)


Ealhswith, queen consort and wife of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex


Ignatius IV of Antioch
Ignatius IV of Antioch, Syrian patriarch (b. 1920)


Joan, Countess of Flanders
Joan, Countess of Flanders and Hainault(b. 1199 or 1200)


August Ames
August Ames, Canadian American pornographic actress (b. 1994)


Silvio Zavala
Silvio Zavala, Mexican historian and author (b. 1909)


Jan Kubelík
Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1880)


Glenn L. Martin
Glenn L. Martin, American pilot and businessman, founded the Glenn L. Martin Company (b. 1886)


Abanindranath Tagore
Abanindranath Tagore, Indian painter, author, and academic (b. 1871)


Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer and educator (b. 1905)


Elisabeth Murdoch (philanthropist)
Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian philanthropist (b. 1909)


Robert Aldrich
Robert Aldrich, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1918)


Joseph Erlanger
Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, neuroscientist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer and musician (b. 1756)


Oscar Niemeyer
Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, designed the United Nations Headquarters and Cathedral of Brasília (b. 1907)


Fred Clark
Fred Clark, American actor (b. 1914)


Edward Youde
Edward Youde, Welsh-Chinese sinologist and diplomat, 26th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1924)


Constance McLaughlin Green
Constance McLaughlin Green, American historian and author (b. 1897)


Gaspard Bauhin
Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist and physician (b. 1560)


Claude Monet
Claude Monet, French painter (b. 1840)


Jayalalithaa, Indian politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1948)
Chuck Williams, American businessman and author, founded Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (b. 1915)
Jackie Healy-Rae, Irish hurdler and politician (b. 1931)
Talât Sait Halman, Turkish poet, translator, and historian (b. 1931)
William B. Edmondson, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Africa (b. 1927)
Gennady Logofet, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1942)
Alan Armer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
William Lederer, American soldier and author (b. 1912)
George Brecht, American chemist and composer (b. 1926)
George Paraskevaides, Greek-Cypriot businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Joannou & Paraskevaides (b. 1916)
Andrew Imbrie, American composer and academic (b. 1921)
Edward L. Masry, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
Albert Gore, Sr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1907)
Clair Cameron Patterson, American scientist (b. 1922)
Gwen Harwood, Australian poet and playwright (b. 1920)
Charles Evans, English mountaineer, surgeon, and educator (b. 1918)
L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (b. 1918)
Harry Horner, Czech-American director, producer, and production designer (b. 1910)
John Pritchard, English conductor and director (b. 1921)
Jesse Pearson, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
V. Veerasingam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (b. 1892)
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
Emil Fuchs, German-American lawyer and businessman (b. 1878)
Jock Delves Broughton, English captain (b. 1883)
James Stirling, Scottish mathematician and surveyor (b. 1692)
Severo Bonini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1582)
Dirk van Are, bishop and lord of Utrecht
Li Ban, emperor of Cheng Han (b. 288)
Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sura, Roman politician (b. 114 BC)