On This Day

What Happened in May 1606

Historical Events

  • May 16 2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • May 6 Lorenzo Lippi [Perlone Zipoli], Italian poet and painter, born in Florence (d. 1664)
  • May 23 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1682)
  • May 25 Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary in New France, born in Paris (d. 1649)

Famous Deaths

  • May 3 Henry Garnet, English Jesuit (executed) (b. 1555)
  • May 17 Forges Dimitri #1, Tsar of Russia (1605-06), murdered