On This Day

What Happened in May 1711

Historical Events

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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Famous Birthdays

  • May 18 Ruggiero G Boscovich [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer

Famous Deaths

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