On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1797

  • May 17 Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (Le Philosophe sans le savoir), dies at 77
  • May 25 John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal, dies at 78
  • May 27 Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36
  • May 30 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, dies at 48