On This Day

What Happened in May 1254

Historical Events

  • May 8 University of Salamanca granted a royal charter by Alfonso IX. Third oldest university still operating and the oldest Hispanic.

Famous Birthdays

  • May 13 Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III and Queen consort of France (1274-85), born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1322)

Famous Deaths

  • May 21 Conrad IV, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily, dies at 26