Famous Deaths in May 1872

  • May 1 Amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies
  • May 15 Thomas Hastings, composer, dies at 87
  • May 17 Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer, dies at 63
  • May 19 Johan van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Wordbook), dies at 44
  • May 24 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies