On This Day

What Happened in May 1564

Historical Events

  • May 30 (-31st) The first battle of Öland (between the islands of Gotland and Öland): Lübeck & Denmark beat Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (b. 1500)

Person of interestJohn Calvin

May 27 John Calvin [Jehan Cauvin], Protestant religious reformer and theologian (Calvinism), dies at 54 (b. 1509)

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin
Protestant Reformer and Theologian
John Calvin