On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1832

  • May 4 Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

Person of interestGeorges Cuvier

May 13 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, dies at 62

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • May 14 John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried
  • May 15 Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, dies at 73
  • May 18 Bonafacio Asioli, Italian composer, dies at 62
  • May 26 François-Louis Perne, French composer, dies at 59
  • May 31 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (Group theory), dies at 20