On This Day

What Happened in May 1512

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateran at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II

Famous Deaths

  • May 21 Pandolfo Petrucci, Italian ruler of the Republic of Siena (1500-12) during the Renaissance, dies at 60
  • May 26 Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan (1481-1512) dies at 62