Famous People Born in May 1855

  • May 1 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter , born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 2 Theodore Moses Tobani, composer
  • May 8 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 9 Julius Rontgen, composer
  • May 10 Anatoli Liadov, St Petersburg, Russia, composer (Enchanted Lake) [NS]
  • May 11 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake)
  • May 15 Eduard von Keyserling, Baltic German writer (Dritte Stiege)
  • May 21 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
  • May 24 Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright