On This Day

May 1648 in History

Events in History

  • May 13 Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed.
  • May 15 Treaty of Munster ratified by Spain & Netherlands
  • May 16 Battle of Zhovti Vody: Bohdan Chmielricki's cosacks defeat Polish King John Casimir after 18 days of battle
  • May 17 Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria

Deaths in History

  • May 20 Władysław IV Vasa, King of Poland (1632-48), dies of kidney stones at 52
  • May 23 Luis de Nain, painter, dies
  • May 26 Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)