On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1610

  • May 11 Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (China), dies at 57

MurderHenry IV of France

May 14 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of Navarra (1572-1610) and France (1589-1610), assassinated at 56

  • May 19 Thomas Sanchez, Spanish theologian (b. 1550)
  • May 27 François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)