On This Day

Historical Figures Born in May 1863

  • May 5 Frederik August Stoett, Dutch linguist (Dutch Proverbs), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1936)
  • May 14 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1932)
  • May 18 William Heinemann, English publisher (Heinnemann), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1920)
  • May 24 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 1938)
  • May 28 Georg Adler, Polish state economist, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1908)
  • May 31 Francis Younghusband, British journalist and explorer (1904 British expedition to Tibet), born in Murree, British India (d. 1942)