May 1744 in History

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Events in History

  • May 17 French army takes Austrian Netherlands
  • May 31 French troops conquer Kortrijk

Birthdays in History

  • May 19 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
  • May 31 Richard Edgeworth, writer, Bath

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 30 Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56