Famous People Who Died in May 1812

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval (1762-1812)

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

  • May 13 Johann Matthias Sperger, Austrian double bassist and composer, dies at 62

John BellinghamJohn Bellingham (1769-1812)

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

  • May 21 Joseph Wolfl, Austrian composer, dies at 38