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, wife of Henry IV (d. 1615)

Famous Weddings

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