What Happened in 1457

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Historical Events

  • Mar 1 The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
  • Aug 14 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
  • Aug 15 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed

Famous People Born in 1457

  • Jan 28 Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
  • Feb 13 Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 14 Jingtai Emperor of China (b. 1428)
  • May 22 Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)
  • Aug 1 Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50
  • Nov 23 Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 17