Famous Deaths in May 1829

  • May 8 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47
  • May 10 Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), dies at 55
  • May 16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56

Person of interestJohn Jay

May 17 John Jay, US statesman and 1st US Chief Justice, dies at 83

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • May 18 Bernardo Bittoni, composer, dies at 72
  • May 18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)
  • May 29 Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 50