On This Day

What Happened in May 1625

Historical Events

  • May 1 Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)

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May 1 Prince Frederick Henry appointed viceroy of Holland

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  • May 11 Peasants besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper Austria
  • May 15 16 rebellious farmers hanged in Vocklamarkt, Upper-Austria

Famous Deaths

  • May 18 Francisco Gomez de Sandoval y Rojas, Spanish marquis of Denia, dies at 72