On This Day

May 1596 in History

Events in History

  • May 18 Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
  • May 26 England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

Birthdays in History

  • May 9 Abraham van Diepenbeeck, Dutch painter, baptized in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1675)

Deaths in History

  • May 27 Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies