On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1572

Famous Deaths

Pius V

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

1572 Highlights

About May 1, 1572

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 450 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus