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Birthdays in History

  • May 6 Ludwig Borne [Loeb Baruch], German-Jewish writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1837)
  • May 8 Thomas Hancock, British engineer, founded British rubber industry, born in Malborough, Wilshire (d. 1865)
  • May 8 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest (d. 1859)
  • May 15 General Dimitris Plapoutas, a Revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1864)

Deaths in History

  • May 5 Pedro III, King of Portugal, dies
  • May 21 Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43
  • May 23 Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746)