On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1830

  • May 1 Mother [Mary Harris] Jones, American labor organizer (cofounded Industrial Workers of the World), born in Cork City, Ireland (d. 1930)
  • May 1 Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest and poet, born in Brugge, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • May 5 John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1906)
  • May 10 Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
  • May 11 John Converse Starkweather, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1890)
  • May 13 Zebulon Baird Vance, Governor (Confederacy), (d. 1894)
  • May 14 George Pierce Doles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • May 15 Laurence Simmons Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • May 15 Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)
  • May 18 Karl Goldmark, Austro-Hungarian composer (Sakuhtala), born in Keszthely, Hungary (d. 1915)
  • May 20 Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry
  • May 20 Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)
  • May 24 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1897)
  • May 25 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), born in Lede, Belgium (d. 1905)
  • May 28 George Lucas Hartsuff, American Major General (Union Army), born in Tyre, New York (d. 1874)
  • May 28 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer and pianist child prodigy, born in Mühlbach (Sebeș), Romania (d. 1845)
  • May 30 Edward Winslow Hinks, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bucksport, Maine (d. 1894)