Famous People Born in May 1839

  • May 1 Chardonnet, inventor (rayon)
  • May 8 Francis Warre-Cornish, English scholar and writer (d. 1916)
  • May 8 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French-Canadian lyricist (O Canada), born in Saint-Placide, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • May 19 Alice Mary Smith, composer
  • May 25 John Eliot, English meteorologist
  • May 27 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
  • May 29 Ned Gregory, cricketer (bro of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test)