On This Day

What Happened in 1457

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
  • Aug 14 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
  • Aug 15 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed, 1st to be printed in three colours

Famous People Born in 1457

  • Jan 28 Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
  • Feb 13 Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Brussels, Burgundian Netherlands (d. 1482)

Famous People Who Died in 1457

  • Mar 14 Jingtai, 7th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China (1449-57), dies at 28
  • May 22 Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)
  • Aug 1 Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50
  • Nov 23 Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary and Bohemia, dies at 17