May 1582 in history

Born in May 1582

May 1 Marco da Gagliano an Italian composer of the early Baroque era. He was important in the early history of opera and the development of the solo and concerted madrigal

Died in May 1582

May 5 Charlotte of Bourbon the fourth daughter of Louis, Duke of Montpensier and Jacqueline de Longwy, Countess of Bar-sur-Seine. She was the third wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange, the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish