May 1756 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 France and Austria sign alliance

Historic Event

May 7 Burmese King Alaungphaya sends his Golden Letter on rolled gold to King George II of Great Britain detailing trade proposals [1]

  • May 17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
  • May 18 Great Britain declares war on France at the start of the Seven Years' War

Birthdays in History

  • May 27 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, born in Schwetzingen, Baden (d. 1825)

Weddings in History

Frederick North

May 20 Prime Minister of Great Britain Frederick North (24) weds heiress Anne Speke