On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1749

  • May 5 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1794)
  • May 15 Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)

Person of interestEdward Jenner

May 17 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, born in Berkeley (d. 1823)

Physician and Scientist Edward Jenner
Physician and Scientist
Edward Jenner