On This Day

What Happened in May 1524

Historical Events

  • May 20 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestSelim II

May 28 Selim II "the blonde", 11th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1566-74, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1574)

Ottoman Sultan Selim II
Ottoman Sultan
Selim II

Famous Deaths

  • May 21 Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk, general/premier, dies at about 80
  • May 23 Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah, dies at 36