On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1906

  • May 12 Gabriel C. Wharton, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 81
  • May 14 Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829)

Person of interestHenrik Ibsen

May 23 Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House, Peer Gynt), dies at 78

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen
  • May 30 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
  • May 31 Hermann Schell, German theologist (Gott und Geist), dies at 56
  • May 31 Victoria von Battenberg, assassinated in Madrid