On This Day

What Happened in May 1666

Famous Birthdays

Victor Amadeus II

May 14 Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (1675-1730) and King of Sardinia (1720-30), born in the Royal Palace, Turin, Savoy (d. 1732)

Famous Deaths

  • May 6 Paul Siefert, German organist and composer, dies at 79
  • May 22 Gaspar Schott, German scientist (b. 1608)