May 1819 in history

May 1819 events chronologically

May 22 The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England, on June 20
May 25 The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1819

May 5 Stanisław Moniuszko a Polish composer, conductor and teacher. He wrote many popular art songs and operas, and his music is filled with patriotic folk themes of the peoples of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
May 7 Otto Wilhelm von Struve a Russian astronomer. In Russian, his name is normally given as Otto Vasil'evich Struve. Together with his father, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Otto Wilhelm von Struve is considered a prominent 19th century astronomer who headed the Pulkovo Observatory between 1862 and 1889 and was a leading member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
May 16 Johann Voldemar Jannsen an Estonian journalist and poet active in Livonia.
May 24 Queen Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India
May 27 Julia Ward Howe a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, poet, and the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".
May 27 George V of Hanover the last king of Hanover, the only child and successor of King Ernest Augustus George V's reign was ended by the Unification of Germany.
May 31 Walt Whitman an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality

Died in May 1819

May 2 Mary Moser an English painter and one of the most celebrated women artists of 18th-century Britain. One of only two female founding members of the Royal Academy , Moser is particularly noted for her depictions of flowers
May 8 Kamehameha I also known as Kamehameha the Great, full Hawaiian name: Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea, conquered the Hawaiian Islands formally establishing the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1810 and founding the Kamehameha Dynasty. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha preserved Hawaiʻi's independence under his rule. Kamehameha is remembered for the Kānāwai Māmalahoe, the "Law of the Splintered Paddle", which protects human rights of non-combatants in times of battle
May 13 Prince David of Georgia a Georgian royal prince , writer and scholar, was a regent of the Kingdom of Kartl-Kakheti, eastern Georgia, from December 28, 1800 to January 18, 1801.
May 24 Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen a Dutch naval officer. Having had a good scientific education, Van Kinsbergen was a proponent of fleet modernization and wrote many books about naval organization, discipline and tactics