On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1845

  • May 1 [Robert] Lawson Tait, Scottish-born pioneering surgeon performed first salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1899)
  • May 7 Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector
  • May 12 Gabriel Urbain Fauré, French composer (Requiem, Ballade), born in Pamiers, France (d. 1924)
  • May 15 Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), born in Ivanovka, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire
  • May 25 Lip Pike, American baseball player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1883)
  • May 30 Amadeus/Amadeo I, duke of Aosta and King of Spain (1870-73), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1890)