May 1796 in history

May 1796 events chronologically

May 10 First Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a decisive victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men
May 14 Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination
May 15 First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1796

May 4 William H. Prescott widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory
May 4 Horace Mann an American education reformer. As a politician, he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature. In 1848, after serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education since its creation, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Historian Ellwood Cubberley asserts:
May 8 François Mignet a French journalist and historian of the French Revolution.
May 9 Joseph Meyer (publisher) a German industrialist and publisher, most noted for his encyclopedia, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon.
May 26 Aloys II Prince of Liechtenstein the sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein between 1836 and 1858. He was a son of Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein and wife Landgravine Josepha of Fürstenberg-Weitra, nephew of Aloys I and father of Johann II and Franz Alois contributed actively to Liechtenstein's economic and political development
May 26 Armand Joseph Bruat a French admiral.
May 28 Joseph-Henri Léveillé a French physician and mycologist who was a native of Crux-la-Ville, in the department of Nièvre.

Died in May 1796

May 1 Alexandre Guy Pingré a French canon regular, astronomer and naval geographer.
May 6 Adolph Freiherr Knigge a German writer, Freemason, and a leading member of the Order of the Illuminati.
May 8 Amédée Emmanuel François Laharpe fought in the armies of the First French Republic during the French Revolutionary Wars, led a division in Italy under Napoleon Bonaparte, and died after being hit by friendly fire.
May 12 Johann Uz born at Ansbach.
May 21 Alexei Ivanovich Belsky a Russian painter. He was part of the "Belsky Dynasty" of painters of the Eighteenth Century and a teacher at the Imperial Academy of Arts. He specialized in landscapes, allegories and historical subjects
May 29 Carl Fredrik Pechlin a Swedish politician and demagogue, son of the Holstein minister at Stockholm, Johan Pechlin, and brother of Johanna Lohm. After moving to Sweden at age six, he was educated in Sweden, and entered the Swedish army. He rose to the rank of major-general, but became famous by being the type par excellence of the corrupt and egoistic Swedish parliamentarian of the final period of the Age of Liberty; he received for many years the sobriquet of 'General of the Riksdag'