What Happened in March 1455

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Mar 12 First record of Johannes Gutenberg's Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 John II the Perfect, King of Portugal (1481-95), born in Saint George's Castle, Portugal (d. 1495)
  • Mar 15 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
Born in 1455

Famous Deaths

  • 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