May 1839 in History

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Events in History

  • May 4 The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd forms San Bonifacio

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Chardonnet, inventor (rayon)
  • May 8 Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer
  • May 25 John Eliot, English meteorologist
  • May 27 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)

Deaths in History

  • May 13 Israel Ashkenazi of Shklov, found Ashkenazic community (1815), dies
  • May 13 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, dies
  • May 17 Archibald Alison, Scottish author (b. 1757)
  • May 18 Carolina [Maria A] Bonaparte (countess Lipona), dies at 57