On This Day

What Happened in May 1523

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Danish King Christian III arrives in Veere

King of Denmark and Norway Christian III
King of Denmark and Norway
Christian III

Famous Deaths

  • May 7 Franz von Sickingen, German knight/protect of poor, dies of wounds at 42
  • May 23 Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th Japanese shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate, dies at 56