What Happened in May 1576

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Historical Events

  • May 14 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten

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May 23 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
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Tycho Brahe
  • May 29 Spanish army under Mondragon conquers Zierik sea

Famous Birthdays

  • May 17 Ferdinand van Apshoven, the Older, Flemish painter, baptized
  • May 27 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)

Famous Weddings

  • May 1 Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Famous Deaths

  • May 27 Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44
  • May 30 Harada Naomasa, Japanese retainer and samurai