May 1793 in history

May 1793 events chronologically

May 15 Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 meters", at a height of 5–6 meters, during one of the first attempted manned flights
May 23 Battle of Famars during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition

Born in May 1793

May 15 Friedrich Wilhelm Rembert von Berg a Russian Field Marshal, and the Governor-General of Finland from 1855 to 1861.
May 21 Charles Paul de Kock a French novelist.
May 24 Nicolai Anders von Hartwiss a Livonian-born Russian botanist, plant explorer and plant breeder.
May 31 Charles Blacker Vignoles an influential British railway engineer, and eponym of the Vignoles rail.

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1793

May 1 Johann Gerhard Reinhard Andreae an Hanoverian natural scientist, chemist, geologist, court pharmacist and alchemist in the Age of Enlightenment. Internationally noted as a polymath, he was known throughout Europe particularly for his extensive natural history collections and for his pioneering and influential scientific work on soil and their uses for modern agriculture. He was a friend of many of the great scientists of the day, such as Benjamin Franklin, Pieter van Musschenbroek and George Shaw. The genus Andreaea, the type genus of the family Andreaeaceae of mosses, was named in his honour by his friend, the botanist Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart. Andreae was also noted as a major philanthropist in Hanover
May 3 Martin Gerbert born at Horb am Neckar, Württemberg, on the 12th of August 1720.
May 7 Pietro Nardini an Italian composer and violinist.
May 18 Timur Shah Durrani the second ruler of the Durrani Empire, from October 16, 1772 until his death in 1793. An ethnic Pashtun, he was the second and eldest son of Ahmad Shah Durrani
May 20 Charles Bonnet born at Geneva, of a French family driven into the region by the religious persecution in the 16th century.
May 23 William Hudson (botanist) a British botanist and apothecary based in London. His main work was Flora Anglica, published in 1762. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1761
May 28 Anton Friedrich Büsching a German geographer, historian, educator and theologian. His Erdbeschreibung was the first geographical work of any scientific merit. He also did significant work on behalf of education