Famous Deaths on May 12, Who Died on May 12

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Date Name
1003 Sylvester II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 946)
1012 Sergius IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 970)
1090 Liutold of Eppenstein, duke of Carinthia
1161 Fergus of Galloway, Scottish nobleman
1182 Valdemar I, king of Denmark (b. 1131)
1331 Engelbert of Admont, Benedictine abbot and scholar
1465 Thomas Palaiologos, Despot of Morea (b. 1409)
1490 Joanna, Portuguese princess and regent (b. 1452)
1529 Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington, English noblewoman (b. 1460)
1599 Murad Mirza, Mughal prince (b. 1570)
1634 George Chapman, English poet and playwright (b. 1559)
1641 Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1593)
1684 Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest (b. 1620)
1699 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626)
1700 John Dryden, English poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1631)
1708 Adolphus Frederick II, duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)
1748 Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer and academic (b. 1692)
1759 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)
1784 Abraham Trembley, Swiss zoologist and academic (b. 1710)
1792 Charles Simon Favart, French playwright and composer (b. 1710)
1796 Johann Uz, German poet and author (b. 1720)
1801 Nicholas Repnin, Russian general and politician, Governor-General of Baltic provinces (b. 1734)
1842 Walenty Wańkowicz, Belarusian-Polish painter (b. 1799)
1845 János Batsányi, Hungarian poet and academic (b. 1763)
1856 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1786)
1859 Sergey Aksakov, Russian author and academic (b. 1791)
1860 Charles Barry, English architect, designed Upper Brook Street Chapel and the Palace of Westminster (b. 1795)
1864 J. E. B. Stuart, American general (b. 1833)
1867 Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist and academic (b. 1795)
1876 Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian activist (b. 1843)
1878 Anselme Payen, French chemist and academic (b. 1795)
1884 Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer and educator (b. 1824)
1897 Minna Canth, Finnish journalist, playwright, and activist (b. 1844)
1900 Göran Fredrik Göransson, Swedish merchant, ironmaster and industrialist (b. 1819)
1907 Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author and critic (b. 1848)
1916 James Connolly, Scottish-born Irish socialist and rebel leader (b. 1868)
1925 Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (b. 1874)
1931 Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1858)
1935 Józef Piłsudski, Polish field marshal and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1867)
1944 Max Brand, American journalist and author (b. 1892)
1956 Louis Calhern, American actor and singer (b. 1895)
1957 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and racing driver (b. 1928)
1963 Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (b. 1878)
1964 Agnes Forbes Blackadder, Scottish medical doctor (b. 1875)
1966 Felix Steiner, Russian-German SS officer (b. 1896)
1967 John Masefield, English poet and author (b. 1878)
1970 Nelly Sachs, German poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
1971 Heinie Manush, American baseball player and coach (b. 1901)
1973 Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (b. 1888)
1974 Wayne Maki, Canadian National Hockey League player (b. 1944)
1980 Lillian Roth, American actress (b. 1910)
1981 Francis Hughes, Provisional IRA hunger striker (b. 1956)
1985 Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (b. 1901)
1986 Elisabeth Bergner, German actress (b. 1897)
1992 Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and songwriter (b. 1911)
1993 Zeno Colò, Italian Olympic alpine skier (b.1920)
1994 Erik Erikson, German-American psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1902)
1995 Ștefan Kovács, Romanian football player and coach (b. 1920)
1999 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American illustrator (b. 1914)
2000 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
2001 Perry Como, American singer and television host (b. 1912)
2003 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French-American diplomat (b. 1933)
2005 Ömer Kavur, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2006 Hussein Maziq, Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1918)
2008 Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1925)
2009 Antonio Vega, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)
2012 Jan Bens, Dutch footballer and coach (b. 1921)
2013 Gerd Langguth, German political scientist, author, and academic (b. 1946)
2014 Cornell Borchers, Lithuanian-German actress and singer (b. 1925)[68]
2015 Peter Gay, German-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
2016 Mike Agostini, Trinidadian sprinter (b. 1935)
2017 Mauno Koivisto, Finnish banker and politician, ninth President of Finland (b. 1923)
2018 Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer (b. 1945)
805 Æthelhard, archbishop of Canterbury
940 Eutychius, patriarch of Alexandria (b. 877)