Famous People Born in May 1840

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May 7 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), born in Votkinsk, Russia (d. 1893)

  • May 10 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionist (d. 1868)
  • May 11 Filippo Capocci, composer
  • May 13 L-M Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon)
  • May 24 Frederick Walker, painter
  • May 29 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)