Famous People Who Died in May 1872

  • May 1 Amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies
  • May 15 Thomas Hastings, American composer, dies at 87
  • May 17 Eduard Sobolewski, Polish-American violinist and composer, dies at 63
  • May 19 Johan van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Wordbook), dies at 44
  • May 24 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter and designer who figured importantly in the German Nazarene movement, dies at 78
  • May 29 John Gill Shorter, American politician (17th Governor of Alabama), dies at 54