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Events in History

  • Aug 26 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
  • Oct 19 The Thirteen Years' War ends with the Second Peace of Thorn, Germany

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 11 Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England and wife of King Henry VII, born in Westminster Palace, London (d. 1503)
  • Mar 21 French van Brederode, leader Hoeksen
  • Jun 18 Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (d. 1539)
  • Sep 9 Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (d. 1523)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 28 Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1536)

Humanist and Theologian Erasmus
Humanist and Theologian
Erasmus
  • Nov 30 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman/admiral

Deaths in History

  • Mar 8 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiere/duke of Milan, dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 13 Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386)

Sculptor Donatello
Sculptor
Donatello