On This Day

May 1598 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Jacob van Neck's merchant fleet departs for Java, modern day Indonesia
  • May 2 France & Spain sign Peace of Vervins
  • May 6 Archduke Albrecht & Isabella become rulers of the Southern Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • May 23 Claude Mellan, French engraver, cartoonist and painter, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1688)