On This Day

What Happened in May 1450

Historical Events

  • May 8 Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt begins against King Henry VI and they march towards London
  • May 9 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)
  • May 18 Sejong the Great, 4th King of Joseon (1418-50), dies at 52