Famous People Born in May 1737

William PettyWilliam Petty (1737-1805)

May 2 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland

  • May 3 Friedrich Schwindl, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1786)

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon (1737-1794)

May 8 English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), born in Putney, England

  • May 14 George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, British statesman (d. 1806)
  • May 23 Louis François Chambray, French composer, born in Château de Chambray, Evreux, France (d. 1807)