What Happened in May 1826

Historical Events

  • May 22 HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage to survey Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

Famous Birthdays

  • May 3 Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
  • May 4 Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)
  • May 5 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
  • May 7 Varina Howell Davis, 1st lady (Confederacy), (d. 1905)
  • May 21 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro
  • May 22 George Parr, cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt)
  • May 29 Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Giuseppe Sigismondo, composer, dies at 86
  • May 24 Friedrich Fesca, composer, dies at 37
  • May 25 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer, dies at 72