Famous Deaths in May 1781

  • May 8 Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
  • May 18 Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler, Túpac Amaru (b. 1742)
  • May 22 Garret Wesley Mornington, composer, dies at 45
  • May 27 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (b. 1716)