On This Day

What Happened in May 1265

Famous Birthdays

  • May 9 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet and author (Dante's Inferno, Divina Commedia), born in Florence, Republic of Florence (d. 1321)
  • May 10 Fushimi, 92nd Emperor of Japan (1265-98) who abdicated, retired to a monastery and became a Cloistered Emperor, (d. 1317)

Famous Deaths

  • May 16 Saint Simon Stock, English saint (b. 1165)