What Happened in May 1725

Historical Events

  • May 1 Spain and Austria sign trade treaty

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May 21 The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky

Famous Birthdays

  • May 12 Louis Philippe I, Duke of OrlĂ©ans (d. 1785)
  • May 14 Ludovico Manin, last Doge of Venice (d. 1802)
  • May 25 Samuel Ward, American politician (d. 1776)

Famous Deaths

  • May 8 John Lovewell, US indian fighter, dies in battle
  • May 21 Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
  • May 24 Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682)