On This Day

What Happened in May 1544

Historical Events

  • May 1 Turkish troops occupy Hungary

Treaty of Interest

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

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