Famous People Born in May 1820

  • May 4 Joseph Whitaker, British publisher, founded Whitaker's Almanack
  • May 4 Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of Pres John Tyler (1841-45)

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May 12 Florence Nightingale, British nurse (Crimean War), born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1910)

  • May 22 Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer
  • May 23 James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)
  • May 23 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891)
  • May 27 Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess and socialite (d. 1904)
  • May 28 Willem Doorenbos, [Keerom], literary/critic
  • May 30 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, French Canadian politician (d. 1890)