On This Day

What Happened in May 1621

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Francis Bacon accused of bribery

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
  • May 24 The Protestant Union is formally dissolved

Famous Deaths

  • May 11 Johann Arndt, German Lutheran theologian and author of books on devotional Christianity, dies at 65
  • May 15 Henrick de Keyser, Amsterdam's master builder, dies at 56