Famous Deaths in May 1891

  • May 4 Sherlock Holmes, "dies" at Reichenbach Falls
  • May 8 Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies
  • May 11 A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1820)
  • May 16 Ion Br─âtianu, Romanian statesman (b. 1821)
  • May 23 Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer, dies at 73
  • May 26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67