May 1824 in history

May 1824 events chronologically

May 7 World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision
May 10 The National Gallery in London opens to the public

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1824

May 6 Tokugawa Iesada the 13th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He held office for only five years, from 1853 to 1858. He was physically weak and was therefore considered unfit to be shogun. His reign marks the beginning of the Bakumatsu period
May 8 William Walker (filibuster) an American lawyer, journalist and adventurer, who organized several private military expeditions into Latin America, with the intention of establishing English-speaking colonies under his personal control, an enterprise then known as "filibustering." Walker became president of the Republic of Nicaragua in 1856 and ruled until 1857, when he was defeated by a coalition of Central American armies. He was executed by the government of Honduras in 1860
May 10 Jean-Léon Gérôme a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period, and in addition to being a painter, he was also a teacher with a long list of students
May 16 Levi P. Morton a Representative from New York and the 22nd Vice President of the United States. He later served as the 31st Governor of New York
May 16 Edmund Kirby Smith a career United States Army officer before serving the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and educator in the postwar years. He served as a general in the Confederate States Army, notable for his command of the Trans-Mississippi Department after the fall of Vicksburg to the Union Army
May 19 Nana Sahib an Indian, Maratha aristocrat, who led the Kanpur rebellion during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. As the adopted son of the exiled Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II, he was entitled to a pension from the English East India Company. The Company's refusal to continue the pension after his father's death, as well as its generally arrogant policies, compelled him to revolt and seek freedom from company rule in India
May 23 Ambrose Burnside an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator. As a Union Army general in the American Civil War, he conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee, as well as countering the raids of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, but suffered disastrous defeats at the terrible Battle of Fredericksburg and Battle of the Crater. His distinctive style of facial hair became known as sideburns, derived from his last name. He was also the first president of the National Rifle Association

Died in May 1824

May 4 Joseph Joubert a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées , which was published posthumously.
May 15 Johann Philipp Stadion Count von Warthausen Carl Joseph, Graf von Stadion-Warthausen. Born in Mainz, he was a statesman, foreign minister, and diplomat who served the Habsburg empire during the Napoleonic Wars. He was also founder of the Austrian National Bank. Johann Philip was Count of Stadion-Warthausen 1787–1806
May 26 Kaumualii the last independent Aliʻi ʻAimoku of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau before becoming a vassal of Kamehameha I of the unified Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1810. He was the 23rd high chief of Kauaʻi, reigning from 1794-1810
May 26 Capel Lofft an English lawyer, minor political figure and miscellaneous writer.
May 29 Jean-Baptiste Willermoz a French Freemason and Martinist who played an important role in the establishment of various systems of Masonic high-degrees in his time in both France and Germany.