On This Day

What Happened in May 1218

Historical Events

  • May 24 The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 John I, Count of Hainaut (1246-57), born in Houffalize, Luxembourg (d. 1257)
  • May 1 Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1273-91), born in Limburgh Castle, Sasbach am Kaiserstuhl, Germany (d. 1291)