Deaths in History in May 1885

  • May 4 Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78
  • May 13 Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies
  • May 13 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, dies at 75
  • May 19 Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
  • May 22 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), dies at 83
  • May 29 Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63