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Famous People Who Died in May 1812

MurderSpencer Perceval

May 11 Spencer Perceval, British statesman and Prime Minister (1809–1812), assassinated by John Bellingham at 49

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • May 13 Johann Matthias Sperger, composer, dies at 62

Person of interestJohn Bellingham

May 18 John Bellingham, English merchant who assassinated British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval, executed by hanging at 42 or 43

Assassin of Spencer Perceval John Bellingham
Assassin of Spencer Perceval
John Bellingham
  • May 21 Joseph Wolfl, composer, dies at 38