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, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (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, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 26 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer
  • May 29 David Bell Birney, Major General (Union volunteers), (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, 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