On This Day

May 1605 in History

Events in History

  • May 16 Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI, becomes Paul V

Birthdays in History

  • May 24 Nikon [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church, born in Veldemanovo, Russia (d. 1681)

Deaths in History

  • May 4 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, dies at 82