On This Day

What Happened in May 1682

Historical Events

  • May 1 Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory

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May 6 Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Famous Birthdays

  • May 17 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719-1722), born in Puncheston, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 1722)

Famous Deaths

  • May 7 Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)