Famous Deaths in May 1885

  • May 4 Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78
  • May 5 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), dies at 73
  • May 8 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
  • May 10 Edward Stephen, composer, dies at 62
  • May 10 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 73
  • May 13 Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies
  • May 13 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, dies at 75
  • May 19 Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
  • May 21 Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73

Person of interestVictor Hugo

May 22 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), dies at 83

Author Victor Hugo
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  • May 29 Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63
  • May 29 Alfred Meissner, Austrian poet, dies at 62