Deaths in History in May 1916

  • May 4 Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)
  • May 6 Dirk Bos, Dutch Liberal 2nd Member of Parliament, dies at 53
  • May 11 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect), dies at 42
  • May 12 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), dies at 47
  • May 13 Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), dies of tuberculosis at 57
  • May 17 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
  • May 27 Joseph Gallieni, French general (Battle of Marne) and military governor of Paris, dies at 67
  • May 28 Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, dies at 59

Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

May 30 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, dies at 82

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • May 31 Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland