On This Day

What Happened in 1446

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 The Hangul (Korean) alphabet is first published in Korea by King Sejong the Great

Famous People Born in 1446

  • May 3 Margaret of York [Margaret of Burgundy], English wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy, born in Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England (d. 1503)

Famous People Who Died in 1446

  • Apr 16 Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian Renaissance architect (dome of Florence cathedral), dies at 68 or 69
  • May 9 Mary of Enghien, Queen of Naples, dies at 79
  • Dec 28 Clement VIII, (Sanchez Muñoz), Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies