What Happened in May 1800

Historical Events

  • May 7 Indiana Territory organized
  • May 14 Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar
  • May 15 King George III survives a second assassination attempt
  • May 15 Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Ret Thomas Aloysius Dornin, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1874)
  • May 5 Louis Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette)
  • May 6 Ferdinand Marcucci, composer
  • May 6 Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general (d. 1881)

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May 9 John Brown, American abolitionist and revolutionary (Harpers Ferry), born in Torrington, Connecticut (d. 1859)

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown
  • May 10 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer
  • May 17 Carl Friedrich Zollner, composer
  • May 30 Karl W Feuerbach, German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach)

Famous Deaths

  • May 7 Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel, Dutch Grand Pensionary of Zeeland and Holland (1787-95), dies at 64
  • May 7 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Roland), dies at 72
  • May 18 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (b. 1729)
  • May 19 French Bosbeeck, veterinarian/robber, hanged