On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1786

  • May 6 Ludwig Borne [Loeb Baruch], German-Jewish writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1837)
  • May 8 Thomas Hancock, British engineer, founded British rubber industry, born in Malborough, Wilshire (d. 1865)
  • May 8 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, born in Dardilly, Lyonnais, Kingdom of France (d. 1859)
  • May 15 General Dimitris Plapoutas, a Revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1864)