What Happened in May 1737

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Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2 William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1805)

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

Famous Deaths

  • May 3 Abraham Patras, gov-gen of East-Indies (1735-37), dies at 65
  • May 4 Eustace Budgell, English writer (b. 1686)
  • May 10 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan (b. 1702)
  • May 12 Cornelis van Alkemade, historian, dies at 83