On This Day

What Happened in May 1566

Famous Birthdays

  • May 26 Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1595-1603), born in Manisa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1603)

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)
  • May 10 Leonhard Fuchs, German physician and botanist (Notable Commentaries on the History of Plants) for which the flowering plants and color Fuchsia is named after, dies at 65