On This Day

What Happened in May 1727

Historical Events

  • May 7 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
  • May 29 Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11
  • May 31 France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • May 10 Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, French economist and statesman (First Minister of State 1774-76), born in Paris, France (d. 1781)
  • May 14 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70
  • May 6 Catharine I of Russia [Marta Samuilovna], wife of Peter the Great, dies at about 42
  • May 17 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies at 43