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Events in History

  • May 12 Sun City India founded by Rao Jodhpur
  • Jun 1 Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua
  • Sep 23 Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, 1st major battle of the English Wars of the Roses
  • Oct 12 Battle at Ludford Bridge: Richard of York defeated

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)
  • Mar 2 Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)
  • Mar 6 Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant
  • Mar 22 Maximilian I of Habsburg, German Emperor/archduke of Austria
  • Oct 6 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1507)
  • Dec 22 Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Ausi├ás March, Catalan poet of Valencian literature, dies at 59
  • May 2 Pierozzi Antoninus, Italian archbishop of Florence/saint, dies
  • Oct 18 Jan of Heinsberg, bishop of Luik (1419-56), dies
  • Oct 30 Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, chancellor of Florence, dies
  • Dec 4 Adolf VIII, Duke of Southern Jutland (b. 1401)