On This Day

What Happened in May 1584

Historical Events

  • May 16 7 Westfriese towns divide monasteries of Egmond, Blokker and St Pietersdal
  • May 30 Earl Adolf of Nieuwenaar and Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland

Famous Deaths

  • May 18 Ikeda Motosuke, Japanese samurai commander, dies at 48