May 1827 in History

Birthdays in History

  • May 4 John Hanning Speke, British explorer (d. 1864)
  • May 7 Francis Engle Patterson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • May 11 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • May 16 Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)
  • May 19 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • May 21 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)
  • May 27 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (d. 1892)
  • May 29 Reuben Lindsay Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

May 17 US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

Deaths in History

  • May 5 Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27), dies at 76