May 1672 in History

Events in History

  • May 2 John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
  • May 6 Brandenburg monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands
  • May 15 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts
  • May 17 Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada)

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Joseph Addison, England, essayist (Spectator)

Deaths in History

  • May 5 Samuel Cooper, English painter (b. 1609)
  • May 8 Jean-Armand du Peyrer, Comte de TrĂ©ville and French Officer (b. 1598)
  • May 11 Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, English royalist (b. 1615)
  • May 28 John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)