On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1720

  • May 8 William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 5th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1756-57), born in Hardwicke, England (d. 1764)
  • May 11 Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von M√ľnchhausen, German adventurer (d. 1797)
  • May 15 Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (d. 1792)
  • May 21 Antonio Corbisiero, composer