On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1847

  • May 14 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, dies at 41
  • May 16 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59
  • May 20 Mary Lamb, British writer (Tales from Shakespeare), dies at 82
  • May 29 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French general and marshal, dies at 80
  • May 31 Thomas Chalmers, Scottish minister and 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47), dies at 67