On This Day

What Happened in May 1680

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 Giuseppe Porsile, Neapolitan composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1750)
  • May 21 Frederich Karl Erbach, German composer, born in Odenwald (d. 1731)

Famous Deaths

  • May 29 Abraham Megerle, Austrian organist, composer, and Kapellmeister, dies at 73
  • May 31 Joachim Neander, German clergyman (b. 1650)