On This Day

May 1722 in History

Events in History

  • May 3 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in History

  • May 11 Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
  • May 29 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician, born in Drogheda, Louth, Ireland (d. 1773)

Deaths in History

  • May 20 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist, dies at 52