On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1854

  • May 5 Antonio Smareglia, Italian composer, born in Pula, Austria-Hungary (d. 1929)
  • May 11 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
  • May 11 Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American inventor who invented the linotype machine that revolutionized printing, born in Hachtel, Kingdom of W├╝rttemberg (d. 1899)
  • May 13 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates, Lost & Found, Silvia Silombra), born in Amsterdam, Netherland (d. 1926)
  • May 13 Paul Klengel, German pianist, violinist, composer and educator, born in Leipzig (d. 1935)
  • May 18 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel; To My Fatherland), born in Amsterdam (d. 1924)
  • May 24 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, admiral (WWI), born in Graz, Austrian Empire (d. 1921)
  • May 24 John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy, born in Banister Hollow, Camden County, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • May 27 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1927)