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What Happened in 1456

Historical Events in 1456

  • Mar 30 Prince Louis of Bourbon elected Bishop of Liege
  • Apr 7 Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik
  • Jun 9 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • Jul 7 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death
  • Jul 22 Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats Sultan Murad II
  • Aug 24 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed
  • Oct 17 The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)
  • Dec 5 Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die

Did You Know?

The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed

On August 24, 1456


Famous People Born in 1456

  • Mar 1 Wladyslaw Jagiello, king of Bohemia/Hungary (1471/90-1516)
  • Jun 11 Anne Neville, English queen, wife of Richard III of England, born in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire (d. 1485)
  • Jun 23 Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III of Scotland (d. 1486)
  • Jul 28 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1530)

Famous People Who Died in 1456

  • Jan 8 St. Laurence Justinian [Lorenzo Giustiniani], Italian catholic bishop and 1st Patriarch of Venice, dies at 74
  • May 1 Hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies
  • May 24 Ambroise de LorĂ©, French military commander (b. 1396)
  • Aug 11 Janos Hunyadi, Hungarian general strategist, dies at about 49
  • Oct 23 Saint John of Capistrano, Franciscan friar and Catholic priest from the Italian town of Capestrano, Abruzzo, dies at 70

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