On This Day

Historical Events in May 1753

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May 1 Publication of Species Plantarum by Carolus Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • 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