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Events in History

  • Aug 12 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam

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Oct 8 Great standing on the Ugra river, standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, Tataro-Mongols retreat, leds to eventual disintegration of the Horde

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 10 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
  • Feb 13 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)
  • Apr 18 Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)
  • Jun 1 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • Nov 10 Bridget of York, English princess and nun (d. 1517)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 6 Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect
  • Jul 10 King RenĂ© I of Naples (b. 1410) last heir of house of Anjou
  • Nov 20 Eleonora van Austrian, translator, dies