On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1795

  • May 7 Gerhard Moritz Roentgen, Dutch industrialist (founder of Fijenoord dockyard), born in Esen, East Frisia (d. 1852)
  • May 10 Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry, historian
  • May 13 Joshua Ratoon Sands, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1883)
  • May 13 GĂ©rard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)
  • May 15 Adolf B Marx, German music theorist
  • May 19 Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University
  • May 23 Charles Barry, British architect, born in London (d. 1860)