On This Day

What Happened in May 1622

Famous Birthdays

  • May 8 Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1698)
  • May 22 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and Governor General of New France, born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1698)

Famous Deaths

  • May 3 Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1564)
  • May 15 Peter Plancius, Flemish vicar/cartographer, dies at about 69
  • May 20 Osman II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1618-22), dies at 17