On This Day

What Happened in May 1519

Historical Events

  • May 9 Austrian adel and burgerij in uprising against central government

Famous Birthdays

  • May 27 Girolamo Mei, Italian historian and editor of Greek texts, born in Florence (d. 1594)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestLeonardo da Vinci

May 2 Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, scientist and visionary, dies at 67

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • May 4 Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, dies at 26