On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1722

  • May 11 Petrus Camper, Dutch anatomist and anthropologist who studied comparative anatomy, paleontology and the facial angle, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1789)
  • May 21 Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, German composer and violinist, born in Bayreuth (d. 1790)
  • May 22 Johannes Schmidlin, Swiss composer, born in Z├╝rich, Switzerland (d. 1772)
  • May 29 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician, born in Drogheda, Louth, Ireland (d. 1773)