On This Day

What Happened in May 1048

Historical Events

  • May 1 Bishop Bernold flees St Pieterskerk for Utrecht, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • May 18 Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician (cubic equations), astronomer (Jalali calendar, basis of the Persian calendar), poet (quatrains) and philosopher, born in Nishapur, Khorasan (now Iran) (d. 1131)
  • May 25 Emperor Shenzong of China, 6th emperor of the Song dynasty in China, born in Kaifeng, China (d. 1085)