Birthdays in History in May 1857

  • May 7 William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930)
  • May 10 Hendrik Zwaardemaker, Dutch physiologist (olfactometer)
  • May 13 Ronald Ross, England, pathologist (Nobel 1902)
  • May 15 Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (d. 1911)
  • May 19 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 31 Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39)