Famous People Who Died in May 1868

  • May 3 Olof Wilhelm Uddén, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • May 7 Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, dies at 89
  • May 10 Henry Bennett, American politician (b. 1808)
  • May 14 John Newton Brown, American publisher and Baptist teacher, dies at 64
  • May 17 Isami Kondo, Shinsengumi Commander (b. 1834)
  • May 19 Benjamin Guinness, Irish brewer and philanthropist, dies at 69
  • May 22 Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies

Kit CarsonKit Carson (1809-1868)

May 23 American frontiersman, Indian fighter and army officer, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 58

  • May 26 Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution
  • May 29 Levi Lincoln, Jr., American lawyer and 13th Governor of Massachusetts (1825-34), dies at 85
  • May 29 Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)