On This Day

What Happened in May 1582

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1643)
  • May 28 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman, born in Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxfordshire (d. 1662)

Famous Deaths

  • May 5 Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange, dies