On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1829

  • May 8 Mauro Giuliani, Italian musician and composer, dies at 47
  • May 10 Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), dies at 55
  • May 16 William Congreve, English artillery officer and inventor who designed fire rockets, dies at 56
  • May 18 Bernardo Bittoni, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • May 18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, Queen consort of Spain, dies at 35
  • May 29 Humphry Davy, English chemist, studied electro-chemistry, invented the Davy lamp), dies at 50