Deaths in History in May 1829

  • May 10 Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
  • May 16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56

Person of interestJohn Jay

May 17 John Jay, US statesman and 1st US Chief Justice, dies at 83

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • May 18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)
  • May 29 Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 50