What Happened in May 1833

Historical Events

  • May 2 Russian Tsar Nicolas I bans public sale of serfs
  • May 11 "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer
  • May 7 Johannes Brahms, composer, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • May 8 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1903)
  • May 9 Boleslaw Dembinski, composer

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician, dies at 74
  • May 14 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer, dies at 88
  • May 15 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), dies at 46
  • May 28 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer, dies at 74
  • May 29 William Marshall, composer, dies at 84
  • May 30 Josef Slavik, composer, dies at 27