On This Day

What Happened in May 1605

Historical Events

  • May 16 Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI, becomes Paul V

Famous Birthdays

  • May 24 Nikon [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church, born in Veldemanovo, Russia (d. 1681)

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, dies at 82