On This Day

What Happened in May 1627

Famous Birthdays

  • May 29 Anne Marie Louise d'OrlĂ©ans, Duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle), born in Palais du Louvre, Paris (d. 1693)

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Italian composer (b. 1560)
  • May 23 Luis de Gongora, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 65
  • May 27 Eberhard Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer, dies at 73