On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1899

  • May 1 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician, dies at 75
  • May 15 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70
  • May 25 Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French animalière painter (The Horse Fair; Buffalo Bill), and sculptor, dies at 68
  • May 29 Frantz Jehin-Prume, Canadian violinist and composer, dies at 60