Historical Events in May 1816

  • May 5 American Bible Society organized (NY)

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May 9 Lady Caroline Lamb publishes "Genarvon", thinly disguised account of her affair with Lord Byron, also depicting her husband William Lamb

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb
  • May 10 British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
  • May 11 American Bible Society forms (NY)