On This Day

What Happened in May 1550

Famous Birthdays

  • May 25 Camillus de Lellis, Italian Roman Catholic saint (founder of the Ministers of the Sick), born in Bucchianico, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1614)

Famous Deaths

  • May 18 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman, dies at 52
  • May 20 Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)