Birthdays in History in May 1841

  • May 10 James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
  • May 20 Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
  • May 22 Catulle Mend├Ęs, French poet (d. 1909)
  • May 24 Charles Napier Henry, painter
  • May 29 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)