Famous People Who Died in May 1911

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler (1860-1911)

May 18 Austrian composer (Symphony No. 2 - "Resurrection"), and conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1909-11), dies of heart disease at 50

  • May 20 E. M. Grace, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 36; Gloucestershire CCC), dies at 69
  • May 21 Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (b. 1857)
  • May 28 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), dies at 64

William Schwenck GilbertWilliam Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)

May 29 English dramatist, poet librettist remembered for his comic operas with Arthur Sullivan (The Pirates of Penzance; H.M.S. Pinafore; The Mikdao), dies of a heart attack at 74

  • May 30 Milton Bradley, American business magnate and game manufacturer, dies at 74