What happened on May 15
1097 - The Siege of Nicaea begins during the First Crusade.
1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the effective ruler of England.
1509 - Battle of Agnadello: In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Republic of Venice.
1607 - Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
1608 - The Protestant Union, a coalition of Protestant German states, is founded to defend the rights, land and safety of each member against the Catholic Church and Catholic German states.
1316 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (Death 1378)
1553 - Margaret of Valois (Death 1615)
1574 - Francesco Rasi, Italian singer-songwriter, theorbo player, and poet (Death 1621)
1592 - Alice Barnham, wife of statesman Francis Bacon (Death 1650)
1630 - Katakura Kagenaga, Japanese samurai (Death 1681)
649 - Pope Theodore I
934 - Zhu Hongzhao, Chinese general and governor
964 - Pope John XII (Birth 927)
1080 - William Walcher, Bishop of Durham
1219 - William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, English soldier and politician (Birth 1147)
Last Updated: May 14, 2021