What Happened in May 1770

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Historical Events

  • May 26 The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.

Famous Birthdays

  • May 10 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)
  • May 19 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer
  • May 22 Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

May 16 Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 Christian Gottfried Krause, composer, dies at 51
  • May 10 Charles Avison, composer, dies at 61
  • May 30 Fran├žois Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)