May 1592 in history

Born in May 1592

May 1 Johann Adam Schall von Bell a German Jesuit and astronomer. He spent most of his life as a missionary in China and became an adviser to the Shunzhi Emperor of the Qing dynasty
May 8 Francis Quarles an English poet most famous for his Emblem book aptly entitled Emblems.

Died in May 1592

May 24 Nikolaus Selnecker a German musician and theologian. He is now known mainly as a hymn writer. He is also known as one of the principal authors of the Formula of Concord along with Jakob Andreä and Martin Chemnitz