Famous People Born in 1451

  • Jan 14 Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian music composer, born in Lodi, Italy (d. 1522)

Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504)

Apr 22 Queen of Castile (1479-1504), patron of Christopher Columbus, who initiated the Spanish Inquisition with husband Ferdinand II of Aragon, born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain

  • May 2 RenĂ© II, Duke of Lorraine, born in Angers, France (d. 1508)
  • May 17 Engelbert II, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz and viceroy of Luxembourg, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1504)

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)

Oct 30 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