Birthdays in History in May 1840

  • May 10 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian revolutionist (d. 1868)
  • May 13 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon), born in NĂ®mes, France (d. 1897)
  • May 24 Frederick Walker, painter
  • May 29 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)