What Happened in May 1526

Historical Events

  • May 2 German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldic League
  • May 22 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
  • May 26 Four remaining ships of the Spanish Laoisa Expedition sail into the Pacific Ocean, soon be separated in a storm, only one will successfully cross to reach the Spice Islands)

Famous Deaths

  • May 19 Emperor Go-Kashiwabara, 104th Emperor of Japan (1500-26), dies at 63