On This Day

What Happened in May 1708

Famous Birthdays

  • May 3 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)

Famous Deaths

  • May 6 François de Laval, French clergyman, 1st Roman Catholic bishop of Québec, and saint, dies at 85
  • May 11 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect, dies at 62
  • May 12 Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)
  • May 27 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 51