On This Day

What Happened in May 1762

Historical Events

  • May 5 Russia & Prussia sign Treaty of Saint Petersburg ending the Seven Years' War
  • May 22 Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg, reaffirming the status quo that existed before the Seven Years' War

Famous Birthdays

  • May 19 Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre), born in Rammenau, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1814)

Famous Deaths

  • May 16 Ernst Christian Hesse, German composer, dies at 86
  • May 24 Joseph Umstatt, Austrian composer, dies at 51
  • May 26 Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714)