Birthdays in History in May 1843

  • May 6 Grove Karl Gilbert, geologist, investigated Lake Bonneville, Utah
  • May 10 Kaufmann Kohler, German-born American reform rabbi and theologian, born in Fürth (d. 1926)
  • May 10 Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)
  • May 13 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician
  • May 21 Charles-Albert Gobat, Tramelan, Switzerland, Swiss politician, recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1914)
  • May 21 Louis Renault, French lawyer