On This Day

What Happened in May 1540

Historical Events

  • May 4 Venice and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople

Famous Birthdays

  • May 9 Maharana Pratap, Rajput king of Mewar (1572-1597), born in Kumbhargal Fort, Mewar (d. 1597)

Famous Deaths

  • May 6 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48
  • May 22 Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/President of Romagna, dies at 57