Historical Events in May 1808

  • May 2 Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid

Battle'The Third of May 1808' by Francisco de Goya

May 3 Day depicted by Spanish painter Goya in his "The Third of May", painted 1814

  • May 3 Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia
  • May 3 Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are fired upon near Príncipe Pío hill

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May 30 Napoleon Bonaparte annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte