May 6 in history

May 6 events chronologically

1527 Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo
1536 King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church
1536 The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish
1542 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time
1659 English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament
1682 Louis XIV moves his court to the Palace of Versailles
1757 The end of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757)

Top 7 most famous people born on May 6

1758 Maximilien de Robespierre a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and most influential of the radical Jacobin faction of the French Revolution that was responsible for the Reign of Terror in 1794.
1856 Sigmund Freud an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis.
1895 Rudolph Valentino an Italian-born actor who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. An early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, he was known as the "Latin Lover" or simply as "Valentino". He had applied for American citizenship shortly before his death, which occurred at age 31, causing mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelling him into iconic status
1915 Orson Welles an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably Caesar , a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds", one of the most famous in the history of radio; and in film, Citizen Kane , consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films
1953 Tony Blair a British Labour Party politician and philanthropist. Blair served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. Blair led Labour to a landslide victory in the 1997 general election, winning 418 seats, the most the party has ever held. The party went on to win two more elections under his leadership: in 2001, in which it won another landslide victory, and in 2005, with a reduced majority
1961 George Clooney an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing
1985 Chris Paul an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 0 in and weighing 175 lb , he has started exclusively at the position of point guard. Paul has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an Olympic gold medal, and led the NBA in assists three times and steals six times. He has also been selected to seven NBA All-Star teams, six All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams

Top 7 most famous people died on May 6

1859 Alexander von Humboldt a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography
1862 Henry David Thoreau an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government , an argument for disobedience to an unjust state
1910 Edward VII King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death.
1919 L. Frank Baum an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works , and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers , wireless telephones , women in high risk, action-heavy occupations , and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing
1949 Maurice Maeterlinck a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was a Fleming, but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911 "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations". The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life. His plays form an important part of the Symbolist movement
1952 Maria Montessori an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational method is in use today in some public and private schools throughout the world
1992 Marlene Dietrich a German-American actress and singer.