What Happened in May 1521

Historical Events

  • May 17 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason
  • May 20 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannonball

Historic Event

May 25 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers

Treaty of Interest

May 28 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V


Famous Birthdays

  • May 8 Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1597)

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Sebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist (b. 1457)
  • May 17 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478)
  • May 28 Willem van Croij, Duke of Soria, dies at about 62