1483 in History

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Events in History

  • Apr 9 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He is never crowned, and disappears presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")
  • Apr 30 Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503.
  • May 14 Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l'Affable").
  • Jun 26 Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
  • Jul 6 England's King Richard III crowned
  • Aug 9 Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
  • Sep 3 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army
  • Oct 13 Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible
  • Oct 17 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda, Stadholder of Holland and Zeeland 1515-1521 (d. 1538)
  • Feb 14 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Andijan, Mughalistan, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent
  • Mar 6 Francesco Guicciardini, Italian attorney/president of Romagna
  • Mar 28 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina School of Athens), born in Urbino, (d. 1520) Gregorian calendar date

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 6 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina, School of Athens), born in Urbino (d. 1520) Julian calendar date

Italian painter and architect Raphael
Italian painter and architect
Raphael
  • Oct 16 Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1542)

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Nov 10 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, born in Eisleben, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1546)

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • Dec 3 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist

Deaths in History

  • Apr 9 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83), dies of unknown causes at 40
  • Jun 25 Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English writer
  • Aug 30 Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60
  • Nov 2 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, beheaded at 49