Famous Deaths in May 1871

  • May 7 Louis Papineau, political reformer, dies
  • May 11 John Herschel, cataloguer of southern hemisphere stars, dies at 79
  • May 12 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
  • May 12 John F W Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies
  • May 24 Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40
  • May 26 Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54