Birthdays in History in May 1801

  • May 6 George Sears Greene, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • May 9 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
  • May 11 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)
  • May 16 William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State, bought Alaska at 2 ยข/acre (d. 1872)
  • May 31 Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)