On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1536

Historical Events

Execution of Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed shortly before her own beheading

Famous Deaths

  • George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, English brother of Anna Boleyn, beheaded after being tried and convicted for high treason and incest at 32
1536 Highlights

About May 17, 1536

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 485 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus