On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1818

  • May 2 Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch military leader (Brigadier-General) and politician (Governor-General of Dutch-East Indies, 1808-11; Governor-General of Dutch Gold Coast, 1811-15), dies at 55
  • May 7 Leopold Ko┼żeluch, Czech composer, dies at 70
  • May 8 Franz Ignaz Kaa, German composer, dies at 78

Paul Revere

May 10 Paul Revere, American silversmith and patriot who alerted the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, dies at 83

  • May 14 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (The Monk), dies at 42
  • May 26 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies