Famous People Born in May 1865

  • May 2 Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)
  • May 5 Felicjan Szopski, composer
  • May 5 Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
  • May 9 August de Boeck, composer
  • May 15 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)
  • May 18 William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)
  • May 22 Enrique Morera, composer
  • May 23 Epit├ício Pessoa, President of Brazil (d. 1942)
  • May 25 Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18)
  • May 25 John Raleigh Mott, organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946)
  • May 25 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel Prize 1902), born in Zonnemaire, Schouwen-Duiveland
  • May 26 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator
  • May 26 Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)
  • May 28 Gerrit Grijns, Dutch physiologist (Vitamin E)