1451 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 3 Sultan Mehmed II, the Conqueror inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire
  • Apr 19 Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
  • Jul 31 Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
  • Sep 21 Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 22 Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Columbus
  • May 2 René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)
  • May 17 Engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 30 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, born in the Republic of Genoa on or just before this date (d. 1506)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Amadeus VIII, last anti-pope Felix V (1439-49), dies at 67
  • Feb 3 Murad II, sultan of Turkey (1421-51), dies