On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1780

  • May 10 Peter Lichtenthal, composer

Person of interestElizabeth Fry

May 21 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister, born in Norwich, England (d. 1845)

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • May 22 Jan Emmanuel Doležálek, Bohemian organist and composer, born in Chotěboř, Bohemia, Habsburg Monarchy (d. 1858)
  • May 28 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)