On This Day

May 1791 in History

Events in History

  • May 3 Constitution of May 3 is proclaimed by the Great Sejm (Parliament) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, becoming the 1st modern constitution in Europe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Maximilien Robespierre proposes the self-denying ordinance, making it so that no deputy who sat in the Constituent Assembly could sit in the succeeding Assembly

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre

Birthdays in History

  • May 15 Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance