Famous People Who Died in May 1916

  • May 4 Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)
  • May 6 Dirk Bos, Dutch Liberal 2nd Member of Parliament, dies at 53
  • May 6 Earl Ross Drake, American composer, dies at 50
  • May 11 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect), dies on the Eastern front at 42, mere months after working out a solution to Einstein's Theory of Relativity
  • May 11 Max Reger, German composer, pianist and professor (Leipzig Univ), dies at 43
  • May 12 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), dies at 47
  • May 13 Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), dies of tuberculosis at 57
  • May 17 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
  • May 17 Gervais Salvayre, French composer (Calypso; La R├ęsurrection), and music critic dies at 68
  • May 25 Jack Marsh, Australian cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies in a pub brawl at 41 or 42
  • May 27 Joseph Gallieni, French general (Battle of Marne) and military governor of Paris, dies at 67
  • May 28 Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, dies at 59

John Singleton Mosby

May 30 John S. Mosby, Confederate Army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, dies at 82

  • May 31 British Rear Admiral Horace Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland on board HMS Invincible, at 45