May 1832 in history

May 1832 events chronologically

May 7 The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King
May 24 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference
May 30 End of the Hambach Festival in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
May 30 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1832

May 5 Hubert Howe Bancroft an American historian and ethnologist who wrote, published and collected works concerning the western United States, Texas, California, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and British Columbia.
May 7 Carl Neumann a German mathematician.
May 12 Jean Alfred Fournier a French dermatologist who specialized in the study of venereal disease.
May 13 Juris Alunāns a Latvian writer and philologist in the Russian Empire. He was one of the first contributors of Latvian language. He was one of the members of the Young Latvia movement
May 14 Rudolf Lipschitz a German mathematician and professor at the University of Bonn from 1864. Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet was his teacher. He supervised the early work of Felix Klein. While Lipschitz gave his name to the Lipschitz continuity condition, he worked in a broad range of areas. These included number theory, algebras with involution, mathematical analysis, differential geometry and classical mechanics
May 14 Charles Peace a notorious English burglar and murderer from Sheffield, whose somewhat remarkable life later spawned dozens of romanticised novels and films. Peace is mentioned by name in the Sherlock Holmes short story, The Adventure of the Illustrious Client and in Mark Twain's Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
May 21 Hudson Taylor a British Protestant Christian missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission. Taylor spent 51 years in China. The society that he began was responsible for bringing over 800 missionaries to the country who began 125 schools and directly resulted in 18,000 Christian conversions, as well as the establishment of more than 300 stations of work with more than 500 local helpers in all eighteen provinces

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1832

May 13 Georges Cuvier a French naturalist and zoologist. Cuvier was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils
May 15 Carl Friedrich Zelter a German composer, conductor and teacher of music. Working in his father's bricklaying business, Zelter attained mastership in that profession, and was a musical autodidact
May 16 Casimir Pierre Périer a French statesman, President of the Council during the July Monarchy, when he headed the conservative Parti de la résistance.
May 20 Johann Michael Sailer a German Jesuit professor of theology and Bishop of Ratisbon.
May 22 Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria Ferdinanda of Austria, Crown Princess of Saxony.
May 30 James Mackintosh a Scottish jurist, Whig politician and historian. His studies and sympathies embraced many interests. He was trained as a doctor and barrister, and worked also as a journalist, judge, administrator, professor, philosopher and politician
May 31 Évariste Galois a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a 350 years-standing problem. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He died at age 20 from wounds suffered in a duel