May 1815 in history

May 1815 events chronologically

May 3 Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war
May 30 The East Indiaman Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, in present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives

Born in May 1815

May 2 William Buell Richards the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
May 4 Franz Adam a German painter, chiefly of military subjects, born and active for much of his life in Italy.
May 5 Eugène Marin Labiche a French dramatist.
May 14 Emile Plantamour a Swiss astronomer.
May 27 Henry Parkes regarded as the Father of the Australian Federation. As the earliest advocate of a Federal Council of the colonies of Australia, a precursor to the Commonwealth of Australia, he was the most prominent of the Australian Founding Fathers
May 30 Otto von Böhtlingk a German Indologist and Sanskrit scholar. His magnum opus was a Sanskrit dictionary

Died in May 1815

May 7 Jabez Bowen an American shipper and politician. He was a militia colonel during the American Revolutionary War, and served as Deputy Governor of Rhode Island and Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court
May 8 David Ramsay (historian) an American physician, public official, and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He was one of the first major historians of the American Revolution. During the Revolution he served in the South Carolina legislature until he was captured by the British. After his release he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782–1783 and again in 1785–1786. Afterwards he served in the state House and Senate until retiring from public service. He was murdered in 1815 by a mentally ill man whom Ramsay had examined as a physician
May 23 Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg a German American clergyman and botanist.