On This Day

What Happened in May 1745

Historical Events

  • May 11 Battle of Fontenoy (Doornik): Austrian Succession war

Famous Birthdays

  • May 8 Carl Philipp Stamitz, German composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1801)

Famous Deaths

  • May 9 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian composer & violinist, dies at 82
  • May 22 Fran├žois-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)