May 1801 in History

Events in History

  • May 10 First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war)

Birthdays in History

  • May 6 George Sears Greene, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Apponaug, Rhode Island (d. 1899)
  • May 9 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
  • May 11 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 16 William H. Seward, American politician (Secretary of State, 1861-69, Governor of New York, 1839-42), born in Florida, New York (d. 1872)

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward
  • May 31 Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)

Deaths in History

  • May 5 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 74
  • May 12 Nicholas Repnin, Russian statesman (b. 1734)
  • May 15 Louis C count Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian diplomat, dies at 73
  • May 17 William Heberden, English physician (b. 1710)
  • May 19 Herman H Vitringa, politician (National Meetings), dies