May 1763 in History

Events in History

Meeting of Interest

May 16 Samuel Johnson 1st meets his future biographer James Boswell in London

Birthdays in History

  • May 7 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general and marshal of France, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1813)
  • May 8 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot and statesman
  • May 11 János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
  • May 16 Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, chemist (discovered chromium, beryllium)
  • May 21 Joseph Fouché, French statesman (d. 1820)

Weddings in History

Roger Sherman

May 12 Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (42) weds second wife Rebecca Prescott (20)

Marquis de Sade

May 17 Philosopher Marquis de Sade (22) weds Renee Pelagie de Montreuil in Paris


Deaths in History

  • May 3 George Psalmanazar, British impostor (b. 1679)