What Happened in May 1571

Historical Events

Historic Event

May 16 German astronomer Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM

  • May 19 Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founds Manilla in the Philippines

Historic Event

May 25 Pope Pius V forms The Holy League to fight the Ottomans with other Catholic maritime states including Spain, Venice, Naples and Sicily

Famous Birthdays

  • May 11 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord, (d. 1637)