Deaths in History in May 1919

  • May 2 Gustav Landauer, German socialist, dies
  • May 4 Milan Rastislav ┼átef├ínik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (b. 1880)
  • May 6 Frank Lyman Baum, American author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), dies at 62

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May 14 Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, dies at 74

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz
  • May 17 Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)
  • May 20 Jacob Verdam, philosopher, dies
  • May 21 Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
  • May 21 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853)
  • May 24 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48

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May 25 Madam C. J. Walker [Sarah Breedlove], African American entrepreneur (First American self-made female millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company), dies of kidney failure complications at 51

Cosmetics Mogul Madam C. J. Walker
Cosmetics Mogul
Madam C. J. Walker
  • May 27 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848)
  • May 29 Robert Bacon, American politician (b. 1860)