On This Day

What Happened in May 1635

Historical Events

  • May 19 France's First Minister, Cardinal Richelieu declares war on Spain (Franco-Spanish War 1635–59)
  • May 28 Zorilla's "El Desafio de Carlos V" premieres in Madrid
  • May 30 The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War

Famous Birthdays

  • May 4 Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies), born in Larike, Ambon Island, Dutch East Indies (d. 1720)
  • May 5 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscreet), born in Paris (d. 1688)