Deaths in History in May 1797

  • May 17 Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (b. 1719)
  • May 25 John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (b. 1719)
  • May 27 Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36