On This Day

What Happened in May 1664

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 7 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • May 14 Turkish Grand Vizier Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers

Famous Birthdays

  • May 30 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish-Italian minister and cardinal, born in Piacenza, duchy of Parma (d. 1752)

Famous Deaths

  • May 21 Elizabeth Poole, Puritan businesswoman