What Happened in May 1748

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Historical Events

  • May 7 French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 Olympe de Gouges [Marie Gouze], French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), born in Montauban, France (d. 1793)

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • May 16 Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch

Famous Deaths

  • May 12 Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer (b. 1692)