On This Day

May 1764 in History

Events in History

  • May 5 Smolny Institute forms in St Petersburg for noble girls

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Benjamin Henry Latrobe, American architect (completed U.S. Capitol), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 1820)
  • May 3 Élisabeth of France, princess of France, youngest sister of king Louis XVI, born in Versailles, France (d. 1794)
  • May 5 Robert Craufurd, British general, born in Newark Castle, Ayrshire (d. 1812)
  • May 20 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
  • May 28 Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman, born in Columbia County, New York (d. 1836)

Deaths in History

  • May 3 Francesco Algarotti, Italian art collector and encyclopedist (Viaggio in Russia), dies at 53
  • May 10 Picander [Christian Henrici], German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies