Famous Deaths in May 1917

  • May 1 Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
  • May 3 Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
  • May 11 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer, dies at 66

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May 17 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), dies at 87

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • May 20 Philipp von Ferrary, Italian philatelist (b. 1850)
  • May 20 Valentine Fleming, Scottish politician (b. 1887)
  • May 25 Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72
  • May 25 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (b. 1891)