May 22 in history

May 22 events chronologically

853 A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt
1176 The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo
1200 King John of England and King Philip II of France sign the Treaty of Le Goulet
1246 Henry Raspe is elected anti-king of the Kingdom of Germany, in opposition to Conrad IV
1254 Serbian King Stephen Uroš I and the Republic of Venice sign a peace treaty
1377 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe
1455 Start of the Wars of the Roses: at the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England

Top 7 most famous people born on May 22

1813 Richard Wagner primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of Weber and Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk , by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama, and which was announced in a series of essays between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen
1859 Arthur Conan Doyle a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
1907 Hergé a Belgian cartoonist. His best known and most substantial work is the 23 completed comic books in The Adventures of Tintin series, which he made from 1929 until his death in 1983. He was also responsible for two other well-known series, Quick & Flupke and Jo, Zette and Jocko. His works were executed in his distinct ligne claire drawing style
1907 Laurence Olivier an English actor, director, and producer. Olivier is generally considered to have been one of the greatest actors of the 20th century
1946 George Best a Northern Irish footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He is described by the Irish Football Association as the "greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland"
1981 Daniel Bryan an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Daniel Bryan. He is currently signed to WWE
1987 Novak Djokovic a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time

Top 7 most famous people died on May 22

337 Constantine the Great Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Constantine was the son of Flavius Valerius Constantius, a Roman army officer, and his consort Helena. His father became Caesar, the deputy emperor in the west in 293. Constantine was sent east, where he rose through the ranks to become a military tribune under the emperors Diocletian and Galerius. In 305, Constantius was raised to the rank of Augustus, senior western emperor, and Constantine was recalled west to campaign under his father in Britannia. Acclaimed as emperor by the army at Eburacum after his father's death in 306, Constantine emerged victorious in a series of civil wars against the emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become sole ruler of both west and east by 324
1667 Pope Alexander VII Pope from 7 April 1655 to his death in 1667.
1802 Martha Washington the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was often referred to as "Lady Washington"
1873 Alessandro Manzoni an Italian poet and novelist. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed , generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. The novel is also a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, both for its patriotic message and because it was a fundamental milestone in the development of the modern, unified Italian language
1885 Victor Hugo a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831. He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty
1925 John French 1st Earl of Ypres an Anglo-Irish officer in the British Army. He distinguished himself commanding the Cavalry Division during the Second Boer War, became Chief of the Imperial General Staff in 1912 but resigned over the Curragh incident and then served as the first Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force for the first two years of World War I before serving as Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, then becoming Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1918, a position which he held throughout much of the Irish War of Independence
1967 Langston Hughes an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue"