On This Day

May 1782 in History

Birthdays in History

  • May 16 John Sell Cotman, English water color artist, born in Norwich, England (d. 1842)
  • May 28 Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1810)

Deaths in History

  • May 8 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (1756-1777), dies at 82
  • May 15 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter, dies at 67
  • May 16 Daniuel Charles Solander, botanist, dies
  • May 20 William Emerson, British mathematician (b. 1701)