On This Day

What Happened in May 1544

Historical Events

  • May 1 Turkish troops occupy Hungary

AgreementTreaty of Interest

May 17 Scot Earl Matthew Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V recognizes King Christian III of Denmark

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

Famous Birthdays

  • May 24 William Gilbert, English physician and physicist (researcher into magnetism), born in Colchester, England (d. 1603)

Famous Deaths

  • May 29 Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson], Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68