On This Day

What Happened in May 1588

Historical Events

  • May 9 Duke Henri de Guise's troops occupy Paris
  • May 12 Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris
  • May 13 King Henri III flees Paris
  • May 28 Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England

Famous Birthdays

  • May 13 Ole Worm, Danish physician, born in Aarhus, Denmark–Norway (d. 1654)
  • May 28 Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France, born in Paris (d. 1672)