On This Day

What Happened in May 1711

Historical Events

  • May 1 Archduke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar

Historic Publication

May 15 Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" is published anonymously

Famous Birthdays

  • May 18 Roger Boscovich [Ruđer Bošković], Croatian-Italian astronomer. physicist, poet, and priest, born in Ragusa (Dubrovnik), Republic of Ragusa (now Croatia) (d. 1787)

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (b. 1641)