On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1794

  • May 6 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, dies at 59
  • May 8 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry (identified oxygen and hydrogen), guillotined at 50
  • May 10 √Člisabeth of France, princess of France, youngest sister of king Louis XVI, beheaded at 30