Deaths in History in May 1909

  • May 5 Pauline Staegeman, German feminist, dies
  • May 8 Friedrich von Holstein, German civil servant (head of the political department of the German Foreign Office), dies at 72
  • May 10 Johannes de Koo, journalist/playwright, dies
  • May 18 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81