On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1892

  • May 1 Willem A Scholten, Dutch potato-flour manufacturer, dies at 89
  • May 2 Wilhelm Rust, German musicologist and composer, dies at 69
  • May 5 Jan Nepomuk Škroup, Czech composer, dies at 80
  • May 5 August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (b. 1818)
  • May 6 Ernest Guiraud, composer, dies at 54
  • May 15 Arthur Hodister, British ivory seller (Heart of Darkness), murdered
  • May 16 John Banvard, American artist who painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), dies at 75
  • May 16 Théodore-Joseph Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 74
  • May 17 Gyorgy Klapka, Hungarian general/parliament leader, dies at 72
  • May 29 Baha'u'llah [Mirza HA Noeri], Persian founder (Baha'i), dies at 74