On This Day

What Happened in May 1571

Historical Events

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

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
  • May 19 Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founds Manilla in the Philippines
  • May 20 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League

Famous Birthdays

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