On This Day

What Happened in May 1553

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAlbert Frederick

May 7 Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1568–1618), born in Konigsberg, Duchy of Prussia (d. 1618)

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • May 14 Margaret of Valois, Queen of France, wife of Henry IV (1572-99), daughter of Henry II, born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1615)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

May 21 Lady Jane Grey (15), later English queen for 9 days, marries Lord Guildford Dudley (18)

Queen of England Jane Grey
Queen of England
Jane Grey