On This Day

What Happened in May 1623

Famous Birthdays

  • May 26 William Petty, English political economist and statistician (Treatise of Taxes and Contributions), born in Romsey, England (d. 1687)
  • May 30 Wallerant Vaillant, French painter and engraver, born in Lille, France (d. 1677)
  • May 30 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (d. 1686)