On This Day

May 1770 in History

Events in History

  • May 26 The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.

Birthdays in History

  • May 10 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)
  • May 22 Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, 7th child and 3rd daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1840)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

May 16 Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI

Deaths in History

  • May 27 Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway (1730-46), dies at 69
  • May 30 François Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)