On This Day

What Happened in May 1565

Historical Events

  • May 18 Turkish Armada arrives to begin the Great Siege of Malta, aiming to establish the island as their gateway for the conquest of Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • May 15 Henrick de Keyser, architect/master builder of Amsterdam

Famous Deaths

  • May 14 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist, dies at 81