May 1694 in history

Born in May 1694

May 22 Daniel Gran a painter born in Vienna in 1694 who died at Sankt Pölten in 1757. His pictures ornament several public buildings in his native city. He was of some consideration in his time, but his works are not known out of Austria and Germany today

Died in May 1694

May 2 Martin Desjardins a French sculptor and stuccoist of Dutch birth.
May 17 Johann Michael Bach a German composer of the Baroque period. He was the brother of Johann Christoph Bach, as well as father-in-law of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is sometimes referred to as the "Gehrener Bach" to distinguish him from the "Wuppertaler Bach", Johann Michael Bach