On This Day

What Happened in May 1553

Famous Birthdays

Albert Frederick

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

  • 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

Jane Grey

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