May 1789 in history

May 1789 events chronologically

May 5 In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614

Born in May 1789

May 4 Alexandre Gendebien a lawyer in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and later Belgium, where he also became minister of Justice.
May 20 Marcellin Champagnat born in Le Rosey, village of Marlhes, near Etienne , France. He was the founder of the Marist Brothers, a religious congregation of men in the Roman Catholic Church devoted to the Virgin Mary and dedicated to education
May 23 Franz Schlik an Earl and general in the Austrian Empire's army. He was one of the most successful Austrian generals during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848
May 28 Bernhard Severin Ingemann a Danish novelist and poet.
May 30 Fernando Serrano a Neogranadine statesman, lawyer, and officer who became Governor of the Province of Pamplona and wrote its Constitution in 1815. He also served as the last President of the United Provinces of the New Granada before its dissolution and complete Reconquista

Died in May 1789

May 5 Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti an Italian-born English literary critic and author of two influential language-translation dictionaries. During his England years he was often known as Joseph Baretti. Baretti's life was marred by controversies
May 9 Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval a French artillery officer and engineer who revolutionized French cannon, creating a new production system that allowed lighter, more uniform guns without sacrificing range. His Gribeauval system superseded the de Vallière system. These guns proved essential to French military victories during the Napoleonic wars. Gribeauval is credited as the earliest known advocate for interchangeability of gun parts. He is thus one of the principal influences on the later development of interchangeable manufacture
May 9 Giuseppe Bonito a Neapolitan painter of the Rococo period. Giuseppe Bonito is known for genre depictions on canvas. Many of Gaspare Traversi's paintings had previously been attributed to Bonito
May 15 Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre a French painter, draughtsman and administrator.
May 25 Anders Dahl a Swedish botanist and student of Carolus Linnaeus. The dahlia flower is named after him