Famous Deaths in May 1886

  • May 1 Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
  • May 1 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
  • May 5 Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61

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May 15 Emily Dickinson, US poet, dies at 55

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May 17 John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company, dies at 82

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere
  • May 23 Leopold von Ranke, German historian (b. 1795)