On This Day

What Happened in May 1572

Historical Events

  • May 4 Veere sides with Geuzen
  • May 15 Louis van Nassau & huguenots occupy Valenciennes

Famous Deaths

  • May 1 Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri], Italian Pope (1566-72) who excommunicated Elizabeth I of England and arranged the formation of the Holy League (Battle of Lepanto), dies at 68