On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1917

  • May 1 Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
  • May 3 Norman Callaway, Australian cricket batsman (207 in only FC innings), dies on WWI battlefield at 21
  • May 11 Otto Adolf Klauwell, German composer, dies at 66

Charles Brooke

May 17 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), dies at 87

  • May 17 Belva Ann Lockwood, American attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court), dies at 86
  • May 20 Philipp von Ferrary, Italian philatelist (b. 1850)
  • May 20 Valentine Fleming, Scottish politician (b. 1887)
  • May 23 Ranavalona III, Queen of Madagascar (1883-1897) last sovereign of Madagascar, dies in exile in Algeria at 55
  • May 25 Léon Vasseur, French composer, dies at 72
  • May 25 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet, dies at 25