Famous Deaths in May 1884

  • May 7 Judah P Benjamin, confederate minister of War, dies at 72
  • May 9 Hermanus W Witteveen, theologist, dies at 69
  • May 12 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Czech composer (2 Widows), dies at 60

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May 13 Cyrus McCormick, American inventor and businessman (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus McCormick
  • May 17 Louis Brassin, composer, dies at 43