On This Day

What Happened in July 1453

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 41 Jewish martyrs burned at stake at Breslau
  • Jul 17 Battle of Castillon: French army beats English force under Talbot, turning point of the Hundred Years' War

Victory in Battle

Jul 23 Battle at Gavere: Philip the Good beats Gentse rebellion

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 17 John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English nobleman and military leader during the Hundred Years' War, killed in battle at 65 or 66 in the Battle of Castillon when his horse was fatally struck by an artillery shell and fell on top of him pinning him to the ground and allowing a French soldier to finish him off with a battleaxe
  • Jul 20 Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French chronicler