On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1807

  • May 1 John B. Magruder, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Port Royal, Virginia (d. 1871)
  • May 4 Thomas Duncan, Scottish painter, born in Kinclaven, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1845)
  • May 15 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer
  • May 24 Cornelis Eliza van Koetsveld, Dutch writer and preacher, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1893)
  • May 28 Jan van Swieten, Dutch general and governor of West-Sumatra, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1888)
  • May 28 Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American naturalist and geologist, born in Haut-Vully, Switzerland (d. 1873)