What Happened in May 1825

Historical Events

  • May 20 Charles X becomes King of France
  • May 25 American Unitarian Association founded

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap)
  • May 4 Thomas Henry Huxley, scientist/humanist/Darwinist
  • May 4 Augustus Le Plongeon, French antiquitarian (d. 1908)
  • May 6 Joseph Bailey, American civil engineer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Morgan County, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • May 8 George Bruce Malleson, Indian officer (d. 1898)
  • May 10 Rudolf Viole, composer
  • May 20 Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
  • May 21 George Lafayette Beal, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norway, Maine (d. 1896)
  • May 26 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer
  • May 29 David Bell Birney, American businessman, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1864)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

May 15 Author Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea

  • May 21 Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), dies in Vienna at 74

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • May 12 Elias Mann, American composer, dies at 75
  • May 12 Stanislao Mattei, composer, dies at 75
  • May 19 Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, French political philosopher (b. 1760)
  • May 20 Papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788)
  • May 22 Domenico Corri, composer, dies at 80
  • May 23 Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia