On This Day

What Happened in May 1601

Famous Birthdays

  • May 2 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit priest and inventor (magic lantern), born in Abbacy of Fulda, Germany (d. 1680)
  • May 27 Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary and martyr, born in Dieppe, Normandie, France (d. 1648)

Famous Deaths

  • May 19 Costanzo Porta, Italian composer