On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1842

  • May 5 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Austrian composer, born in Frauental, Styria, Austria (d. 1899)
  • May 7 Isla van Diest, Belgian physician, 1st female doctor and 1st female university graduate in Belgium, born in Louvain, Belgiun (d. 1916)
  • May 8 Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1909)

Person of interestJules Massenet

May 12 Jules Massenet, French composer (Manon, Le Cid), born in Montaud, France (d. 1912)

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet
  • May 13 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S Pinafore), born in London (d. 1900)