Birthdays in History in May 1796

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 4 Horace Mann, American educator, author and editor who pioneered public schools, born in Franklin, Massachusetts (d. 1859)

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann
  • May 4 Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1864)
  • May 4 William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859)
  • May 9 August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)
  • May 17 Martinus J Niewindt, bishop of Curacao (advocate for fair treatment and abolition of slavery)
  • May 21 Reverdy Johnson, American politician and jurist (Dred Scott v. Sandford), born in Annapolis, (d. 1876)