On This Day

What Happened in May 1667

Historical Events

  • May 23 King Afonso VI of Portugal flees
  • May 24 French troops attack into Southern Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • May 26 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem), born in Vitry-sur-Seine, France (d. 1754)

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 George Wither, English writer (Abuses Stript and Whipt), dies at 78
  • May 7 Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist/singer/composer, dies at 50
  • May 9 Marie Louise de Gonzague-Nevers, French Queen of Poland (1645-48), dies at 55
  • May 16 Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English statesman (b. 1607)
  • May 22 Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi], Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68
  • May 25 Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (b. 1620)