On This Day

What Happened in May 1525

Historical Events

  • May 10 Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague
  • May 12 Battle at Biblingen: Zwabische Union beats rebel Wurttemberg farmers
  • May 15 The battle of Frankenhausen: German peasant army surrounded, 5,000 slaughtered ; ends the peasants' uprising
  • May 17 Battle at Zabern: duke of Lutherans beats rebels

Famous Deaths

  • May 5 Frederick III [Frederick the Wise], Elector of Saxony (1486-25) who protected his subject Martin Luther, dies at 62
  • May 27 Thomas Muentzer, German rebel leader