On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1901

  • May 4 John Jones Ross, Canadian politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (1884-87), dies at 69
  • May 5 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Parsi entrepreneur and founder of the first textile mills in India, dies at 77
  • May 13 Leopoldo Alas, Spanish novelist (La Regenta), dies at 49
  • May 19 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president of the Republic South Africa, dies at 81
  • May 22 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (assassinated King Umberto I of Italy on July 29, 1900), dies at 31
  • May 30 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician, dies at 60