On This Day

What Happened in October 1449

Historical Events

  • Oct 28 Christian I is crowned King of Denmark in the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, establishing the House of Oldenburg (still rules the Danish throne today)

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 21 George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 27 Ulugh Beg, Timurid sultan of Samarkand and astronomer, assassinated at 56