Famous Deaths in May 1885

  • May 4 Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78
  • May 5 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), dies at 73
  • May 8 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
  • May 10 Edward Stephen, composer, dies at 62
  • May 10 Ferdinand Hiller, composer, dies at 73
  • May 11 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73
  • May 13 Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies
  • May 13 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (b. 1809)
  • May 19 Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
  • May 21 Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73

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May 22 Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83

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  • May 29 Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63