Famous People Born in May 1844

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May 2 Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor of African descent, notable for his 57 US patents (lubrication of steam engines), born in Colchester, Ontario (d. 1929)

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Elijah McCoy
  • May 3 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist
  • May 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)
  • May 8 Hermann Gradener, composer
  • May 9 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders)
  • May 17 Julius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (d. 1918)
  • May 20 Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream)
  • May 22 Mary Cassatt, US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing)
  • May 23 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1921)
  • May 28 Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer
  • May 30 Louis Varney, composer