Famous People Born in May 1737

  • May 2 William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
  • May 3 Friedrich Schwindl, composer

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May 8 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), born in Putney, England (d. 1794)

Historian Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon
  • May 14 George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, British statesman (d. 1806)
  • May 20 William Petty Fitzmaurice, British statesman (d. 1805)
  • May 23 Louis Francois Chambray, composer