On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1768

  • May 16 Cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81
  • May 27 Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies
  • May 30 Eggert Ólafsson, Icelandic explorer, writer (Reise igiennem Island - Travels In Iceland), and language conservationist, drowns with his wife when their boat capsizes at 41