On This Day

What Happened in May 1665

Historical Events

  • May 5 Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
  • May 15 Pope Alexander VII appoints committe to investigate Jansenism
  • May 31 Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah

Famous Deaths

  • May 24 Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan, dies at 63
  • May 31 Pieter J Saenredam, Dutch architectural painter, dies at 67