On This Day

What Happened in May 1611

Historical Events

  • May 23 Matthias von Habsburg chosen King of Bohemia

Famous Birthdays

  • May 4 Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect and composer, born in Rome (d. 1691)
  • May 16 Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italian, 240th Pope (1676-89), born in Como (d. 1689)