What Happened in 1480

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Historical Events

  • Aug 12 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam
  • Oct 8 Great standing on the Ugra river, standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and Ivan III Grand Prince of all Rus, Tataro-Mongols retreat, leds to disintegration of the Horde

Famous People in 1480

Famous People Born in 1480

  • Jan 10 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
  • Feb 13 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)
  • Apr 18 Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)
  • Jun 1 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • Nov 10 Bridget of York, English princess and nun (d. 1517)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect
  • Jul 6 Antonio Squarcialupi, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 10 King RenĂ© I of Naples (b. 1410) last heir of house of Anjou
  • Nov 20 Eleonora van Austrian, translator, dies