May 1678 in history

Born in May 1678

May 3 Amaro Rodríguez Felipe a famous Spanish pirate.
May 19 Francesco Farnese Duke of Parma reigned as the seventh and penultimate Farnese Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1694 until his death. Married to Dorothea Sophia of the Palatinate, his brother Odoardo's widow, to avoid the return of her dowry, Francesco curtailed court expenditure, enormous under his father and predecessor, Ranuccio II, while preventing the occupation of his Duchy of Parma, nominally a Papal fief, during the War of the Spanish Succession

Died in May 1678

May 3 Bernhard II Duke of Saxe-Jena duke of Saxe-Jena.