Birthdays in History in May 1859

  • May 1 Willem J Leyds, Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat
  • May 2 Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
  • May 3 Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy)
  • May 6 Luis Maria Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist
  • May 6 Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)
  • May 8 Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)
  • May 15 Pierre Curie, France, physicist (Nobel 1903)

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May 22 Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1930)

  • May 26 Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
  • May 30 Pierre Marie Felix Janet, France, psychologist/neurologist