Famous Deaths in May 1870

  • May 1 Francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay
  • May 6 James Young Simpson, Scottish obstetrician who popularized chloroform for medicinal use, dies at 58
  • May 14 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69
  • May 30 Gustave Vogt, French composer, dies at 89