On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1876

  • May 7 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (b. 1795)
  • May 7 Franz Graf von Pocci, German founding director of the Munich Marionette Theatre (Punch and Judy), poet, and illustrator of children's literature (Viola Tricolor: In Picture and Rhyme), dies at 69
  • May 8 Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies
  • May 12 Henri-Fran├žois-Alphonse Esquiros, French poet and writer (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
  • May 12 Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary, brutally killed by the Turks (b. 1843)
  • May 19 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch statesman and historian, dies at 74
  • May 20 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
  • May 20 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies
  • May 24 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
  • May 26 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
  • May 27 Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies