On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1880

  • May 1 Conrad Weiss, German writer and poet (Tantum dic verbo) (d. 1940)
  • May 6 Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside, British fieldmarshal, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1959)
  • May 12 Lincoln Ellsworth, American polar explorer, led 1st transarctic, transantarctic flights, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951)
  • May 14 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • May 15 Otto Dibelius, German theologist/bishop (Confessional Church)
  • May 19 Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)
  • May 21 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
  • May 25 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist who helped identify the Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome, born in Nantes, France (d. 1967)
  • May 29 Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Decline of West), born in Blankenburg, Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire (d. 1936)