On This Day

What Happened in May 1469

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestNiccolo Machiavelli

May 3 Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian politician and writer (Prince), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1527)

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • May 19 Giovanni della Robbia, Italian sculptor
  • May 31 Manuel I, King of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of exploration known as "Manuel The Fortunate", born in Alcochete, Portugal (d. 1521)

Famous Deaths

  • May 30 Lope de Barrientos, Spanish bishop