On This Day

What Happened in May 1668

Historical Events

  • May 2 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • May 6 Alain-RenĂ© Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier), born in Sarzeau, France (d. 1747)

Famous Deaths

  • May 23 Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried