On This Day

What Happened in October 1448

Historical Events

  • Oct 13 First assembly of Catalan dioceses to choose their syndics (representative) to plead abolition of serfdom to King Alfons IV - 1st official recognition of serfs organizing to defend their rights
  • Oct 17 Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 31 Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies