What Happened in 1487

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Historical Events

  • Jan 30 Bell chimes invented
  • May 24 Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
  • Jun 4 Lord Lovell & John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire
  • Jun 16 Battle of Stoke, Nottinghamshire: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell
  • Jul 24 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, rebel against ban on foreign beer
  • Nov 30 The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops

Famous People in 1487

Famous People Born in 1487

  • Feb 8 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
  • Feb 14 Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising
  • Jul 17 Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah (d. 1524)
  • Aug 27 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
  • Sep 10 Julius III, Counter-Reformation pope (1550-55)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 21 Nicholas of Flue, Swiss hermit and saint (b. 1417)
  • Sep 9 Chenghua, Emperor of China (b. 1447)
  • Sep 30 John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)