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


LoveWedding of Interest

May 15 Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Marin Drzic, Croatian playwright (Dundo Maroje), dies
  • May 3 Leonhard Paminger, composer, dies at 72
  • May 31 Pereguin de la Grange, French minister/martyr of Reform, dies
  • May 31 Guido de Bres, Belgian theologian (b. 1522)