On This Day

What Happened in May 1534

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • May 12 German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of W├╝rttemberg

Famous Deaths

  • May 28 Dirk Martens, Flemish printer/humanist, dies at about 83