May 1826 in History

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Events in History

  • May 22 HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage to survey Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

Birthdays in History

  • May 3 Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
  • May 4 Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)
  • May 5 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
  • May 7 Varina Howell Davis, 1st lady (Confederacy), (d. 1905)
  • May 21 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro
  • May 29 Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)