Historical Events in May 1753

Historic Publication

May 1 Publication of "Species Plantarum" by Carl Linnaeus - the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

  • May 6 French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
  • May 9 King Louis XV disbands French parliament
  • May 29 Joseph Haydn's first opera "Krumme Teufel" (The Limping Devil) premieres in Vienna