On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1900

  • May 4 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist, dies at 73
  • May 5 Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (b. 1817)
  • May 18 Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher, dies at 86
  • May 28 George Grove, English biblical scholar and misicographer, dies at 79
  • May 31 James Loudon, Dutch politician, Governor-General of Dutch East Indies (1872-75), dies at 75
  • May 31 John Power, Irish baronet and whiskey manufacturer (Powers Whiskey), dies in battle