Famous Deaths in May 1879

  • May 4 William Froude, British civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68
  • May 15 Gottfried Semper, German architect (b. 1803)
  • May 17 Asa Packer, railroad magnate and founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (b. 1805)
  • May 21 Arturo Prat, Chilean naval officer (b. 1848)

Person of interestWilliam Lloyd Garrison

May 24 William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73

Abolitionist and Social Reformer William Lloyd Garrison
Abolitionist and Social Reformer
William Lloyd Garrison