Famous People Who Died in May 1896

  • May 1 Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65
  • May 5 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
  • May 12 Juan Morel Campos, Puerto Rican composer (Danza), dies at 38
  • May 13 Nora Perry, American poet, journalist and children's writer, dies (b. 1831)
  • May 17 Sophus Tromholt, Norwegian astrophysicist and photographer (photographed Sami people), dies at 45 [1]
  • May 20 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, dies of a stroke at 76
  • May 23 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombian poet (Nocturno III), dies at 30
  • May 27 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)
  • May 27 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologist, philosopher and art historian, dies at 65
  • May 29 Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist, dies at 81