What Happened on July 17, 1453

Historical Events

  • Battle of Castillon: French army beats English force under Talbot, turning point of the Hundred Years' War

Famous Deaths

  • 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
1453 Highlights

About July 17, 1453

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 570 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer