On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1845

  • May 2 August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48
  • May 3 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), dies at 45
  • May 11 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer & pianist child prodigy, dies of tuberculosis at 14
  • May 12 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, dies at 77
  • May 12 J├ínos Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)
  • May 15 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76
  • May 19 Maria EJ Versfelt, mistress of general Moreau/marshal Ney, dies at 68