May 1786 in history

May 1786 events chronologically

May 1 In Vienna, Austria, Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1786

May 3 Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
May 6 Ludwig Börne a German political writer and satirist.
May 8 John Vianney venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as the patron saint of all priests. He is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars". He became internationally notable for his priestly and pastoral work in his parish because of the radical spiritual transformation of the community and its surroundings. Catholics attribute this to his saintly life, mortification, his persevering ministry in the sacrament of confession, and his ardent devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to Saint Philomena
May 15 Dimitris Plapoutas a Greek general who fought during the Greek War of Independence against the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
May 21 Karl Friedrich von Klöden a German educator, historian, and geographer.
May 28 Louis McLane an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware, and Baltimore, Maryland. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and a member of the Federalist Party and later the Democratic Party. He served as the U.S. Representative from Delaware, U.S. Senator from Delaware, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Secretary of State, Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom, and President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
May 29 Charles Blomfield a British divine, and a Church of England bishop for 32 years.

Died in May 1786

May 2 Petronella Johanna de Timmerman a Dutch poet and scientist.
May 4 Johann Kaspar Füssli a Swiss painter, entomologist and publisher.
May 19 John Stanley (composer) an English composer and organist.
May 21 Carl Wilhelm Scheele a Swedish Pomeranian pharmaceutical chemist. Isaac Asimov called him "hard-luck Scheele" because he made a number of chemical discoveries before others who are generally given the credit. For example, Scheele discovered oxygen , and identified molybdenum, tungsten, barium, hydrogen, and chlorine before Humphry Davy, among others. Scheele discovered organic acids tartaric, oxalic, uric, lactic, and citric, as well as hydrofluoric, hydrocyanic, and arsenic acids. He preferred speaking German to Swedish his whole life, and German was commonly spoken among Swedish pharmacists
May 23 Maurice Benyovszky a Slovak-Hungarian count with Hungarian, Polish and Slovak ancestry. He was an explorer, writer, ruler and self declared King of eastern Madagascar, and military officer in the French, Polish, Austrian and American armies. In his memoirs he described himself on several occasions as a "Hungarian and Polish nobleman"
May 25 Peter III of Portugal became King of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves by the accession of his wife and niece Queen Maria I in 1777, and co-reigned alongside her until his death.