On This Day

What Happened in May 1443

Famous Birthdays

  • May 17 Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, born in Rouen, Normandy (d. 1460)
  • May 31 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England, born in Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England (d. 1509)

Famous Deaths

  • May 9 Niccolo d'Albergati, Italian cardinal, dies at 70