Famous People Born in May 1849

  • May 3 Jacob Riis, Danish-American social reformer and "muck raking" reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • May 3 Bernhard von B├╝low, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
  • May 5 Hambletonian, greatest standardbred horse, born in Chester, New York
  • May 6 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, born in Philipsburg, Quebec (d. 1896)
  • May 22 Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)
  • May 27 "Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer