On This Day

What Happened in May 1594

Historical Events

  • May 22 Earl Mauritius and Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 John Haynes, 5th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, born in Essex, England (d. 1653)
  • May 29 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal, born in Treuchtlingen, Bavaria (d. 1632)

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62
  • May 31 Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter and notable exponent of the Renaissance school, dies at 75