What Happened in May 1688

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Famous Birthdays


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May 21 Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d. 1744), born in London, England

  • May 25 Christian August Jacobi, composer

Famous Deaths

  • May 9 Frederick William, Great Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 68
  • May 14 Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)
  • May 22 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, dies at 70