Famous People Born in May 1860

  • May 2 D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form)
  • May 2 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/founder (Zionist movement)
  • May 2 William Maddock Bayliss, British physiologist, co-discoverer of hormones, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1924)
  • May 3 John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist (d. 1936)
  • May 3 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician (d. 1940)
  • May 4 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 9 J.M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), born in Kirriemuir, Angus (d. 1937)
  • May 15 Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, 1st wife of US President Woodrow Wilson
  • May 19 Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)
  • May 20 Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • May 21 Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)
  • May 21 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist (Invented the electrocardiodiogram, awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), Semarang, Dutch East Indies (d. 1927)
  • May 25 James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (d. 1944)
  • May 27 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
  • May 29 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (Suite española, Tango in D), born in Camprodon, Spain (d. 1909)
  • May 31 Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)