On This Day

What Happened in May 1531

Historical Events

Historic Event

May 31 Dutch Catholic activist Engel Korsendochter leads a march of 300 women from the Guild of the Holy Sacrament protesting plans to replace a treasured chapel with a wool warehouse in Amsterdam; they are charged with rebellion, fined, and banished for 4 years - most were pardoned upon appeal to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Famous Deaths

  • May 19 Jan Łaski, Polish statesman and diplomat (b. 1456)