May 1740 in History

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Birthdays in History

  • May 2 Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found American Biblical Society
  • May 7 Nikolai Arkharov, Russian general (d. 1814)

Deaths in History

  • May 15 Ephraim Chambers, English encyclopaedist (b. 1680)
  • May 31 Frederick-William I, King of Prussia (1713-1740), dies at 51