On This Day

May 1638 in History

Events in History

  • May 7 Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
  • May 14 Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquers Batticaloa, Ceylon

Birthdays in History

  • May 6 Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, English politician and First Lord of the British Admiralty, born in Hadham Parva, Hertfordshire (d. 1696)
  • May 13 Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (d. 1712)

Deaths in History

  • May 6 Cornelius Jansen, French Roman Catholic reform leader (Jansenism), dies at 52