On This Day

What Happened in 1449

Historical Events in 1449

  • Jan 6 Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra.
  • Apr 25 Anti-pope Felix V resigns
  • Sep 8 Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor

Famous People Born in 1449

  • Jan 1 Lorenzo de 'Medici (The Magnificent), Florentine statesman (d. 1492)
  • Jan 11 Domenico Ghirlandajo, Italian renaissance painter
  • Oct 21 George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)

Famous People Who Died in 1449

  • May 20 Peter, Duke of Coimbra and writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies at 56
  • Oct 27 Ulugh Beg, a USSR astronomer, dies at 56