Birthdays in History in May 1753

  • May 8 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence

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May 8 Phillis Wheatley, American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman, born in West Africa (d. 1784)

  • May 13 Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (d. 1823)
  • May 24 Oliver Cromwell, decorated African American soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence, born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • May 31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader