On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1926

  • May 1 Nicolaus Adriani, Dutch translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60
  • May 3 Victor, Prince Napoléon [Napoléon V], French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
  • May 9 J. M. Dent, British publisher, dies at 77
  • May 13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, dies at 68
  • May 15 Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22), dies
  • May 16 Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies
  • May 21 Ronald Firbank, British novelist (The Flower Beneath the Foot), dies at 40
  • May 25 Symon Petliura, Ukrainian socialist leader (pogroms), assassinated in Paris at 47 by Sholom Schwartzbard
  • May 26 S V Petlura, Ukrainian ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
  • May 27 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
  • May 30 Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)