On This Day

May 1527 in History

Events in History

  • May 6 Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome, ending the Renaissance
  • May 16 Florence becomes a republic
  • May 17 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men - by 1536 only 4 survive
  • May 30 University of Marburg (Germany) founded

Birthdays in History

  • May 21 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1598)

Deaths in History

  • May 6 Karel van Bourbon, military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37