On This Day

What Happened in May 1595

Historical Events

  • May 2 King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Netherlands
  • May 24 Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library

Famous Birthdays

  • May 27 Benedictus Carpzovius [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer (d. 1666)

Famous Deaths

  • May 25 Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
  • May 26 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79