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What Happened in 1455

Historical Events in 1455

  • Apr 8 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
  • May 22 Opening battle in England's 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI

Famous People Born in 1455

  • Feb 2 King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
  • Mar 3 King John II of Portugal (d. 1495)
  • Mar 15 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
  • Aug 2 Johan Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (1486-99), born in Ansbach (d. 1499)

Famous People Who Died in 1455

  • Feb 18 Fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies
  • Mar 24 Nicholas V [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italian Pope (1447-55), dies at 57
  • Mar 24 Rudolf van Diepholt, bishop/cardinal of Utrecht (1448-55), dies
  • May 22 Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)
  • May 22 Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (killed in battle) (b. 1406)

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