On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1818

  • May 2 Herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55
  • May 7 Leopold Ko┼żeluch, Czech composer, dies at 70
  • May 8 Franz Ignaz Kaa, German composer, dies at 78

Person of interestPaul 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

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