On This Day

May 1707 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain

Birthdays in History

Carolus Linnaeus

May 23 Carolus Linnaeus [Carl von Linné], Swedish botanist, explorer and the Father of Taxonomy, born in Råshult, Sweden (d. 1778)

Deaths in History

  • May 3 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherlands physician/poet, dies at 53
  • May 27 Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
  • May 28 Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France, dies at 66