Famous People Born in May 1821

  • May 2 Abram Sanders Piatt, American farmer, publisher, poet, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1908)
  • May 8 William Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1885)
  • May 11 [Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Swedish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sk√•ne, Sweden (d. 1894)
  • May 16 Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • May 17 Sebastian Kneipp, German naturopathist (d. 1897)
  • May 21 John F Loudon, Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director
  • May 22 Alfred Sully, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1879)
  • May 25 Diederich Krug, composer