Famous Deaths in May 1839

  • May 3 Ferdinando Paer, composer, dies at 67
  • May 13 Israel Ashkenazi of Shklov, found Ashkenazic community (1815), dies
  • May 13 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, dies
  • May 17 Archibald Alison, Scottish author (b. 1757)
  • May 18 Carolina [Maria A] Bonaparte (countess Lipona), dies at 57