On This Day

What Happened in May 1574

Historical Events

  • May 30 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
  • May 30 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)

Famous Birthdays

  • May 6 Innocent X [Giambattista Pamfili], 236th Pope (1644-55), born in Rome (d. 1655)

Famous Deaths

  • May 14 Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru, dies at 95
  • May 30 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies at 23