On This Day

Historical Events in May 1648

  • May 15 Treaty of Munster ratified by Spain & Netherlands
  • May 16 Battle of Zhovti Vody: Ukrainian Cossacks, commanded by Bohdan Khmelnytsky. and Crimean Tatars led by Tuhaj Bej, defeat Polish King John II Casimir, after 18 days of battle
  • May 17 Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria