On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1814

  • May 8 Thomas Green, American soldier & lawyer (Confederate Army), born in Buckingham County, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • May 8 Mikhail Bakunin, Russian revolutionary anarchist, born in Pryamukhino, Tver Governorate of the Russian Empire (d. 1876)
  • May 9 Adolf von Henselt, German composer, born in Schwabach, Bavaria (d. 1889)
  • May 14 Charles Beyer, German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)
  • May 30 Eugène Charles Catalan, French-Belgian mathematician (worked on continued fractions, descriptive geometry, number theory and combinatorics), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1894)