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What Happened on May 17, 1838

Famous Deaths


Person of interestTalleyrand

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French statesman, dies at 84

Politician and Diplomat Talleyrand
Politician and Diplomat
Talleyrand
  • René Caillé, French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu, dies at 38
1838 Highlights

About May 17, 1838

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus