On This Day

What Happened in May 1576

Historical Events

  • May 14 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten

Historic Event

May 23 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

  • May 29 Spanish army under Cristóbal de Mondragón conquers Zierik sea

Famous Birthdays

  • May 17 Ferdinand van Apshoven the Older, Flemish painter, baptized in Antwerp
  • May 27 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar and controversialist, born in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany (d. 1649)

Famous Weddings

  • May 1 Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Famous Deaths

  • May 27 Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44
  • May 30 Harada Naomasa, Japanese retainer and samurai