On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1801

  • May 6 George Sears Greene, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Apponaug, Rhode Island (d. 1899)
  • May 9 Samuel Cousins, English mezzotint engraver, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1887)
  • May 11 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)

Person of interestWilliam H. Seward

May 16 William H. Seward, American politician (Secretary of State, 1861-69, Governor of New York, 1839-42), born in Florida, New York (d. 1872)

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward
  • May 31 Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist, born in Z├╝rich, Switzerland (d. 1887)