On This Day

What Happened in May 1756

Historical Events

  • May 1 France and Austria sign alliance
  • May 17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
  • May 18 Great Britain declares war on France

Famous Birthdays

  • May 13 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer, and Chopin's first piano teacher, born in Mšeno, Bohemia (d. 1842)
  • May 23 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)
  • May 27 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, born in Schwetzingen, Baden (d. 1825)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

May 20 Prime Minister of Great Britain Frederick North (24) weds heiress Anne Speke

British Prime Minister Frederick North
British Prime Minister
Frederick North