May 1814 in history

May 1814 events chronologically

May 4 Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile
May 4 King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism
May 17 Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian
May 17 The Constitution of Norway is signed and Crown Prince Christian Frederick of Denmark is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly
May 30 Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition – the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon I is exiled to Elba

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1814

May 1 Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne a French Jew who converted to Catholicism and became a Jesuit Catholic priest and missionary. He later was a co-founder of the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion, a religious congregation dedicated to the conversion of Jews to the Catholic faith
May 3 Adams George Archibald a Canadian lawyer and politician, and a Father of Confederation. He was based in Nova Scotia for most of his career, though he also served as first Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba from 1870 to 1872
May 7 Robert Caldwell an Evangelist missionary and linguist, who academically established the Dravidian family of languages. He served as Assistant Bishop of Tirunelveli from 1877. He was described in The Hindu as a 'pioneering champion of the downtrodden' and an 'avant-garde social reformer'. The Government of Tamil Nadu has created a memorial in his honour and a postage stamp has been issued in his name. On the Madras Marina, a statue of Caldwell was erected as a gift of the Church of South India in 1967
May 12 Adolf von Henselt a German composer and pianist.
May 14 Siméon-François Berneux a French Catholic missionary, and a member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society who was canonized as a saint.
May 30 Mikhail Bakunin a Russian revolutionary anarchist, and founder of collectivist anarchism. He is considered among the most influential figures of anarchism, and one of the principal founders of the "social anarchist" tradition. Bakunin's enormous prestige as an activist made him one of the most famous ideologues in Europe, and he gained substantial influence among radicals throughout Russia and Europe
May 30 Eugène Charles Catalan a French and Belgian mathematician.

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1814

May 2 Alexander Hood 1st Viscount Bridport an officer of the British Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, and the brother of Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood.
May 5 Abdullah I Al-Sabah the second monarch of Kuwait's Al-Sabah dynasty, ruling from 1764 to May 3, 1814. He was the youngest son of Sabah bin Jaber, upon whose death he succeeded. He was elected to the position by chiefs and notables despite his standing as the youngest son. He is also the father of Jaber I Al-Sabah who succeeded him
May 6 Georg Joseph Vogler a German composer, organist, teacher and theorist. In a long career and colorful career extending over many more nations and decades than was usual at the time, Vogler established himself as a foremost experimenter in baroque and early classic music. His greatest successes came as performer and designer for the organ at various courts and cities around Europe, as well as a teacher, attracting highly successful and devoted pupils such as Carl Maria von Weber. His career as a music theorist and composer however was mixed, with contemporaries such as Mozart believing Vogler to have been a charlatan. Despite his mixed reception in his own life, his highly-original contributions in many areas of music and influence on his pupils endured, and combined with his eccentric and adventurous career, prompted one historian to summarize Vogler as "one of the most bizarre characters in the history of music"
May 21 Ignacio Jordán Claudio de Asso y del Río a Spanish diplomat, naturalist, lawyer and historian. He sometimes used the pseudonym of Melchor de Azagra
May 27 Frederick Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Dessau a German prince of the House of Ascania and heir to the principality of Anhalt-Dessau.
May 28 William Eden 1st Baron Auckland a British statesman and diplomat. The subantarctic Auckland Islands group to the south of New Zealand, discovered in 1806, were named after him
May 29 Joséphine de Beauharnais the first wife of Napoleon I, and thus the first Empress of the French.