What Happened in May 1727

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Historical Events

  • May 7 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
  • May 29 Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11
  • May 31 France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • May 10 Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)
  • May 14 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70
  • May 6 Catharina I, Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42
  • May 17 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies