What Happened in May 1725

Historical Events

  • May 1 Spain and Austria sign trade treaty

Historic Event

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • May 12 Louis Philippe I, Duke of OrlĂ©ans, French Prince of the Bourbon House, born at the Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1785)
  • May 14 Ludovico Manin, Venetian politician, last Doge of Venice (1789-97), born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1802)
  • May 25 Samuel Ward, American politician (31st and 33rd Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1776)

Famous Deaths

  • May 8 John Lovewell, American ranger and Native Indian scalper, dies fighting against Abenaki Indians at 33
  • May 21 Robert Haley, 1st Earl of Oxford and English premier (Whig, 1710-14), dies at 63
  • May 24 Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682)