On This Day

What Happened in May 1608

Historical Events

  • May 14 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
  • May 19 Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
  • May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua

Famous Birthdays

  • May 15 RenĂ© Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)

Famous Deaths

  • May 14 Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)