Famous Deaths in May 1866

  • May 13 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (b. 1796)
  • May 17 Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70
  • May 29 Winfield Scott, American general (b. 1786)
  • May 29 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), dies at 57