What Happened in May 1539

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Historical Events


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May 30 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto

Famous Deaths

  • May 1 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)
  • May 7 Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (b. 1466)