On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1785

  • May 8 Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter, dies at 83
  • May 8 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman, dies at 65
  • May 9 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, German composer, dies at 44
  • May 10 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer, dies at 36
  • May 15 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, dies at 29
  • May 23 William Woollett, engraver, dies