Famous People Born in May 1840

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

May 7 Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture; The Nutcracker; Swan Lake), born in Votkinsk, Russia

  • May 10 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian military leader and revolutionary who fought against Ottoman rule, born in İslimiye, Adrianople Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (d. 1868)
  • May 11 Filippo Capocci, composer
  • May 13 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1897)
  • May 24 Frederick Walker, British social realist painter, born in London (d. 1875)
  • May 28 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1884)