May 1707 in History

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Events in History

  • May 1 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 Carolus Linnaeus [Carl von Linné], Swedish botanist and the Father of Taxonomy, born in Råshult, Sweden (d. 1778)

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus

Deaths in History

  • May 3 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherlands physician/poet, dies at 53
  • May 27 Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)