On This Day

What Happened in May 1825

Historical Events

Historic Event

May 20 Charles X becomes King of France

  • May 25 American Unitarian Association founded

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 George Inness, American landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1894)
  • May 4 Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (comparative anatomy), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 1895)
  • May 4 Augustus Le Plongeon, French-American photographer and antiquitarian, born in Island of Jersey, France (d. 1908)
  • May 6 Joseph Bailey, American civil engineer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Morgan County, Ohio (d. 1867)
  • May 8 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1898)
  • May 10 Rudolf Viole, composer
  • May 20 Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
  • May 21 George Lafayette Beal, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norway, Maine (d. 1896)
  • May 26 Felipe GutiĆ©rrez Y Espinosa, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1899)
  • May 29 David Bell Birney, American businessman, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1864)

Famous Weddings

Wilhelm Grimm

May 15 Author and scholar Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea

  • May 21 Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia

Famous Deaths

  • May 12 Elias Mann, American composer, dies at 75
  • May 12 Stanislao Mattei, Italian composer, teacher, musicologist, and monk dies at 75
  • May 19 Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, French political philosopher (b. 1760)
  • May 20 Papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788)
  • May 22 Domenico Corri, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • May 23 Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia