On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1699

  • May 13 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (1756-1777), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1782)
  • May 14 Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
  • May 31 Alexander Cruden "Alexander the Corrector", Scottish biblical scholar and eccentric, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1770)