On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1833

  • May 5 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer and explorer, born in Carlsruhe, Prussian Silesia (d. 1905)

Person of interestJohannes Brahms

May 7 Johannes Brahms, German composer and conductor (Hung Dances), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1897)

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms
  • May 8 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1903)
  • May 9 Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish organist and composer, born in PoznaƄ (d. 1914)