Famous People Who Died in May 1887

  • May 7 C. F. W. Walther, American Lutheran theologian (b. 1811)
  • May 7 Samuel Cousins, English mezzotint engraver, dies at 85
  • May 8 Alexander Ulyanov, Russian revolutionary and brother of Vladimir Lenin, hanged for the attempted assassination of tsar Alexander III at 21
  • May 11 Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist, dies at 85
  • May 14 Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808)
  • May 14 William Burnham Woods, American politician, judge, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies at 62
  • May 23 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, dies at 74
  • May 27 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86