What Happened in May 1832

Historical Events

  • May 7 Greece becomes independent, Otto of Bavaria is chosen as king
  • May 12 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan
  • May 14 Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture "Hebrides" premieres in London
  • May 21 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
  • May 24 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference
  • May 30 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • May 30 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)
  • May 7 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
  • May 14 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • May 16 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
  • May 21 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
  • May 23 Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
  • May 30 George Doherty Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 13 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, dies at 62

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • May 14 John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried
  • May 15 Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer, dies at 73
  • May 18 Bonafacio Asioli, composer, dies at 62
  • May 26 Francois-Louis Perne, composer, dies at 59
  • May 31 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (Group theory), dies at 20