On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1910

  • May 3 Howard T Ricketts, American pathologist (studied typhus fever), dies of typhus at 39

Edward VII

May 6 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68

  • May 10 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • May 10 William Huggins, discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, dies
  • May 16 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53
  • May 18 Florimond Van Duyse, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • May 18 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (Dziurdziowie), dies at 68
  • May 18 Pauline Viardot, French pianist, mezzo-soprano, and composer (Cendrillon), dies at 88
  • May 20 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, dies at 88
  • May 22 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46

Robert Koch

May 27 Robert Koch, German pioneering bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel Prize 1905), dies at 66

  • May 29 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej; Tamara), dies at 73

Elizabeth Blackwell

May 31 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, dies at 89