Famous Deaths in May 1848

  • May 11 Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
  • May 18 William A Leidesdorf, mixed-race early Californian, dies at 38 in SF
  • May 25 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797)
  • May 31 Eugénie de Guérin, French writer (b. 1805)