What Happened in May 1781

Historical Events

  • May 1 Emperor Jozef II decrees protection of population
  • May 26 Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • May 4 Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher (d. 1832)
  • May 14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian
  • May 24 Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer/horn player
  • May 25 Ferdinand K J, archduke of Austria-Este/gov-gen (Sicily)

Famous Deaths

  • May 8 Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
  • May 18 Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler, Túpac Amaru (b. 1742)
  • May 22 Garret Wesley Mornington, composer, dies at 45
  • May 27 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (b. 1716)