On This Day

What Happened in May 1567

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • May 15 Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer and pioneer in development of opera (L'Orfeo, espro della Beata Vergine), baptised in Cremona, Italy (d. 1643)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Marin Drzic, Croatian playwright (Dundo Maroje), dies
  • May 3 Leonhard Paminger, Bavarian composer, dies at 72
  • May 19 Juan Bautista de Toledo, Spanish architect (El Escorial), dies (b. c. 1515)
  • May 31 Pereguin de la Grange, French minister, martyr of Reform, dies
  • May 31 Guido de Bres, Belgian theologian (b. 1522)