May 1593 in History

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Events in History

  • May 18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.

Birthdays in History

  • May 20 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
  • May 20 Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)

Deaths in History

  • May 29 John Penry, English congressionalist, executed
  • May 30 Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist (Tamburlaine the Great), stabbed to death in a pub brawl in Deptford.