Famous People Born in May 1813

  • May 5 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1855)
  • May 6 Joseph Tarr Copeland, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in New Castle, Maine (d. 1893)
  • May 10 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott v. Sandford), born in Franklin County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • May 12 Johann Czerski, German clergyman, founded German Catholicism, born in Warlubien, West Prussia (d. 1893)
  • May 15 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, born in Pest (d. 1888)

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner (1813-1883)

May 22 German composer (The Ring of the Nibelung, The Flying Dutchman), born in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

  • May 23 Mason Brayman, American attorney, newspaperman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1895)