On This Day

What Happened in May 1757

Historical Events

  • May 1 Austria and France divide Prussia
  • May 6 Battle of Prague: Frederick II of Prussia's forces defeat Austrian army

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHenry Addington

May 30 Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1801-04), born in London (d. 1844)

British Prime Minister Henry Addington
British Prime Minister
Henry Addington

Famous Deaths

  • May 6 Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal, dies at 51
  • May 6 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician, dies at 73
  • May 6 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal, dies at 72