On This Day

May 1729 in History

Birthdays in History

  • May 13 Henry William (Baron) Stiegel, early American glassmaker
  • May 23 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), born in Bosisio, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1799)
  • May 25 Jean de Neufville, Dutch-American merchant (started 4th English war), born in Amsterdam (d. 1796)

Deaths in History

  • May 4 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French bishop and cardinal, dies at 77
  • May 17 Samuel Clarke, English philosopher and theologian, dies at 53