On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1897

  • May 2 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer, dies at 63
  • May 10 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, dies at 70
  • May 10 AndrĂ©s Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain, dies at 33
  • May 12 Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53
  • May 12 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and lithographer, dies at 75
  • May 21 Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77
  • May 23 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34
  • May 29 Julius von Sachs, German botanist and naturalist, dies at 64