May 1506 in History

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Events in History


AppointmentAppointment 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

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 20 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, dies around the age of 54

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