What Happened in May 1832

Historical Events

  • May 7 Greece becomes independent, Otto of Bavaria is chosen as king
  • May 12 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan
  • May 14 Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" premieres
  • May 21 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
  • May 24 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
  • May 30 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • May 30 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)
  • May 7 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
  • May 14 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • May 16 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
  • May 21 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
  • May 23 Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
  • May 30 George Doherty Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 13 Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • May 14 John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried
  • May 15 Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer, dies at 73
  • May 18 Bonafacio Asioli, composer, dies at 62
  • May 26 Francois-Louis Perne, composer, dies at 59
  • May 31 √Čvariste Galois, French mathematician (b. 1811)