Famous Deaths in May 1873

Person of interestDavid Livingstone

May 1 David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • May 6 José Antonio Páez, President of Venezuela (1830-35), dies at 82

Person of interestJohn Stuart Mill

May 8 John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist and utilitarian, dies of erysipelas at 66

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill
  • May 13 Kaspar Masek, composer, dies at 79
  • May 14 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)
  • May 15 Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Romania, dies at 53
  • May 20 Sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
  • May 26 August Conradi, German organist and composer, dies at 51