On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1879

  • May 4 William Froude, English engineer and naval architect, 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)
Abolitionist and Social Reformer William Lloyd Garrison
Abolitionist and Social Reformer
William Lloyd Garrison