On This Day

What Happened in May 1592

Historical Events

  • May 29 Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1666)
  • May 8 Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems), born in Romford, Essex (d. 1644)
  • May 13 John Cloppenburg, Dutch vicar and theologist