On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1770

  • May 4 Christian Gottfried Krause, German composer, dies at 51
  • May 10 Charles Avison, English composer, dies at 61
  • May 27 Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway (1730-46), dies at 69
  • May 30 Fran├žois Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)