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History Deaths on December 05


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

#Johan_Friis

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

#Patriarch_Alexy_II_of_Moscow

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

#Phillis_Wheatley

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

#Michael_I_of_Romania

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

#Peter_Gethin

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

#William_Sterling_Parsons

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

#Robert_Watson-Watt

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

#Pedro_II_of_Brazil

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

#Friedrich_Leopold_zu_Stolberg-Stolberg

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

#Alexandre_Dumas

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

#Ernest_C._Brace

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

#Nelson_Mandela

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

#Dave_Brubeck

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

#David_Bronstein

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

#Katherine_Milhous

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

#Johann_Friedrich_Fasch

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

#Roone_Arledge

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

#Vachel_Lindsay

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

#Aleksandr_Vasilevsky

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

#Shoeless_Joe_Jackson

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

#Ne_Win

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

#Tibor_Rubin

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

#W?adys?aw_Reymont

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

#Karlheinz_Stockhausen

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

#Anca_Parghel

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

#Dynamite_Kid

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

#Cecil_M._Harden

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

#Claude_Dornier

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

#Queen_Fabiola_of_Belgium

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

#Schalk_Willem_Burger

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

#John_III,_Duke_of_Brabant

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

#Fred_Bassetti

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

#Eugen_Cicero

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

#Louis_Dewis

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

#Franco_Rasetti

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

#Alfonso_A._Ossorio

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

#Eliza_R._Snow

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

#Amrita_Sher-Gil

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

#Francis_II_of_France

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

#Beverly_Garland

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

#Princess_Alice_of_Battenberg

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

#Don_Meredith

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

#Vic_Eliason

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

#Nina_Foch

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

#Pierre_Gaultier_de_Varennes,_sieur_de_La_Vérendrye

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

#Jean_François_Sarrazin

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

#Ramon_Berenguer_II,_Count_of_Barcelona

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

#Ealhswith

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

#Ignatius_IV_of_Antioch

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

#Joan,_Countess_of_Flanders

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

#August_Ames

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

#Silvio_Zavala

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

#Jan_Kubelík

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

#Glenn_L._Martin

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

#Abanindranath_Tagore

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

#Karl_Amadeus_Hartmann

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

#Elisabeth_Murdoch_(philanthropist)

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

#Robert_Aldrich

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

#Joseph_Erlanger

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

#Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart

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

#Oscar_Niemeyer

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

#Fred_Clark

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

#Edward_Youde

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

#Constance_McLaughlin_Green

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

#Gaspard_Bauhin

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

#Claude_Monet

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)