Famous Deaths in May 1896

  • May 1 Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65
  • May 5 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)

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May 7 H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], 1st known American serial killer executed by hanging at 34

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes
  • May 12 Juan Morel Campos, composer, dies at 38
  • May 13 Nora Perry, writer, dies
  • May 20 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, dies of a stroke at 76
  • May 27 Allard Pierson, theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies
  • May 27 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)
  • May 29 Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (b. 1814)