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Events in History

  • May 14 Assassination of Henry IV of France, bringing 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne.
  • May 15 Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king

Birthdays in History

  • May 18 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)

Deaths in History

  • May 11 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China), dies
  • May 14 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56
  • May 19 Thomas Sanchez, Spanish theologian (b. 1550)
  • May 27 Fran├žois Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)