On This Day

What Happened in May 1834

Historical Events

  • May 1 Belgian parliament accepts railway laws
  • May 8 Prussia, Austria and Russia sign classified accord about Belgium
  • May 26 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1873)
  • May 23 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • May 20 Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies

Person of interestMarquis de Lafayette

May 20 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot and French revolutionary, dies at 76

French General and Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
French General and Aristocrat
Marquis de Lafayette
  • May 23 Charles Wesley, English organist and composer, dies at 76