On This Day

What Happened in May 1591

Historical Events

  • May 30 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrender to Dutch and English forces under Maurice of Nassau

Famous Birthdays

  • May 26 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1652) baptism date

Famous Deaths

  • May 15 Dmitry Ivanovitch, youngest son of Russian Tsar Ivan IV, murdered at 8
  • May 17 Jost Amman, Swiss cartoonist, graphic artist and illustrator, dies at 51