On This Day

What Happened in May 1769

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestArthur Wellesley

May 1 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory: 1828-30), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1852)

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • May 4 Charles Hague, English composer, born in Tadcaster, Yorkshire (d. 1821)
  • May 6 Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1790-1801), born in Florence (d. 1824)
  • May 7 Giuseppe Farinelli, Italian composer, born in Este, Veneto, Italy (d. 1836)
  • May 10 Jean Lannes, duc de Montebello, Marshal of France
  • May 20 Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)