Famous Deaths in May 1847

  • May 14 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, composer, dies at 41
  • May 16 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59
  • May 20 Mary Lamb, writer, dies
  • May 29 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (b. 1766)
  • May 31 Thomas Chalmers, Scottish pastor (b. 1780)