On This Day

What Happened in May 1593

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd

Famous Birthdays

  • May 20 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish baroque artist
  • May 20 Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)

Famous Deaths

  • May 29 John Penry, English congressionalist, executed
  • May 30 Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist and poet (Tamburlaine the Great), stabbed to death in a pub brawl in Deptford at about 29