What Happened in May 1657

Historical Events

Cromwell Refuses the Crown

May 8 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses the English crown

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 Jacques Danican Philidor, French oboist and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1708)
Born in 1657

Famous Deaths

William Bradford (1589-1657)

May 9 American governor (Plymouth Colony, Mass), dies at 57

  • May 10 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician, dies at 65
  • May 16 Andrzej Bobola, Polish Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)