Famous People Born in May 1817

  • May 2 Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer
  • May 5 George Washington Julian, MC (Union), (d. 1899)
  • May 11 Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
  • May 14 Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • May 15 Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
  • May 18 James William Denver, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • May 31 Edouard Deldevez, composer
  • May 31 Georg Herwegh, German poet, born in Stuttgart (d. 1875)