May 1588 in history

May 1588 events chronologically

May 12 French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs
May 28 The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port.)
May 30 The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel

Born in May 1588

May 13 Ole Worm a Danish physician and antiquary.
May 28 Pierre Séguier a French statesman, chancellor of France from 1635. He is known for his appearance in The Three Musketeers

Died in May 1588

May 5 Giorgio Biandrata an Italian physician and polemicist, who came of the De Biandrate family, powerful from the early part of the 13th century.