Famous People Born in May 1830

  • May 1 Mother (Mary Harris) Jones, US reformer and labor organizer
  • May 5 John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
  • May 6 Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest/poet
  • May 10 Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
  • May 11 John Converse Starkweather, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1890)
  • May 13 Zebulon Baird Vance, Governor (Confederacy), (d. 1894)
  • May 14 George Pierce Doles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • May 15 Laurence Simmons Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • May 15 Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)
  • May 18 Karl Goldmark, Keszthely Hungary, composer (Sakuhtala)
  • May 20 Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry
  • May 20 Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)
  • May 24 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (d. 1897)
  • May 25 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)
  • May 28 George Lucas Hartsuff, American Major General (Union Army), born in Tyre, New York (d. 1874)
  • May 28 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian Saxon composer and pianist
  • May 30 Edward Winslow Hinks, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bucksport, Maine (d. 1894)