On This Day

What Happened in May 1619

Historical Events

  • May 18 Hugo Grotius sentenced to life in prison in Loevestein Castle in the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • May 24 Philips Wouwerman, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1668)

Famous Deaths

  • May 13 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch lawyer and statesman, beheaded at 71