May 1805 in History

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Events in History

  • May 4 Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
  • May 26 Lewis & Clark first sight the Rocky Mountains

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), dies at 68

British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty
  • May 9 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet/playwright, dies at 45
  • May 16 Christian Brunings, hydraulic engineer, dies at 68
  • May 25 William Paley, English philosopher (b. 1743)