Birthdays in History in May 1812

  • May 6 Marin R Delany, Charlestown Va, Abolitionist and Physician (1st African American major in US Army)

Person of interestRobert Browning

May 7 Robert Browning, poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England

  • May 12 Edward Lear, England, landscape painter, (Complete Nonsense Book)
  • May 12 Louis Ludwig Blenker, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worms, Germany (d. 1863)
  • May 17 Joseph Warren Revere, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1880)
  • May 19 Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • May 23 Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)
  • May 30 John Alexander McClernand, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky (d. 1900)