What Happened in April 1483

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Historical Events

  • Apr 9 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He is never crowned, and disappears presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")
  • Apr 30 Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 6 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina, School of Athens), born in Urbino (d. 1520) Julian calendar date

Italian painter and architect Raphael
Italian painter and architect
Raphael

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 9 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83) (b.1442)