What Happened on May 6, 1527

Historical Events

Sack of Rome

Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome, ending the Renaissance. Charles III is killed in the assault removing any restraint for the victorious soldiers.

Famous Deaths

Charles IIICharles III (1490-1527)

Duke of Bourbon, Constable of France (1515-21) and military leader who opposed King of France Francis I and fought for Holy Roman Emperor, dies in the Sack of Rome at 37

1527 Highlights

About May 6, 1527

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 496 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus