On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1866

  • May 13 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician, dies at 69
  • May 17 Adolf Bernhard Marx, German composer, dies at 70
  • May 29 Winfield Scott, American army general (Union) and presidential candidate, dies at 79
  • May 29 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), dies at 57