May 1640 in History

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Events in History

  • May 3 English Upper house accepts Act of Attainder
  • May 5 English Short Parliament rises
  • May 12 Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV

Birthdays in History

  • May 31 Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)

Deaths in History

  • May 30 Andre Duchesne, French historian/genealogy, dies
  • May 30 Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter, dies at 62