On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1898

  • May 1 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian and archivist (Brussels), dies at 81
  • May 2 Charles C. Walcutt, American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, dies of an old war wound at 60

William Gladstone

May 19 William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Liberal: 1868-74, 1880-86, 1892-94), dies of heart failure at 88

  • May 22 Edward Bellamy, American author (Looking Backward) and socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48