On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1744

  • May 3 Friedrich Wilhelm Weis, German physician and composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1826)
  • May 4 Marianne Martinez, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1812)
  • May 18 Joseph Beer, Bohemia clarinetist/composer (5th clarinet flap)
  • May 19 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
  • May 31 Richard Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish inventor and educationalist, born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1817)