On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1814

  • May 6 George Joseph Vogler, German composer, dies at 64
  • May 7 Franz Volrath Buttstett, German composer, dies at 79
  • May 12 Robert Treat Paine, American judge (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 83
  • May 29 Jos├ęphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I and first Empress of France (1804-14), dies of pneumonia aged 50