What Happened in May 1506

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

Famous Weddings

  • May 29 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 Husayn Bayqarah, ruler of Herat (b. 1438)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 20 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus