What Happened in May 1707

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Historical Events

  • May 1 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • May 14 Antonio Teixeira, composer
  • May 23 Carl von Linné, Stenbrohult Småland, Swedish scientist and Father of Taxonomy (d. 1778)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and the Father of Taxonomy, born in Råshult, Sweden (d. 1778)

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus

Famous Deaths

  • May 3 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherlands physician/poet, dies at 53
  • May 9 Dietrich Buxtehude, German organist/composer, dies at about 69
  • May 27 Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)