What Happened in May 1756

Historical Events

  • May 1 France and Austria sign alliance

Historic Event

May 7 Burmese King Alaungphaya sends his Golden Letter on rolled gold to King George II of Great Britain detailing trade proposals [1]

  • May 17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
  • May 18 Great Britain declares war on France at the start of the Seven Years' War

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

Frederick North

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