On This Day

What Happened in 1459

Historical Events

  • May 12 Jodhpur, Sun City, founded by Rao Jodhpur in India
  • Jun 1 Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua
  • Sep 23 Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, 1st major battle of the English Wars of the Roses
  • Oct 12 Battle at Ludford Bridge: Richard of York defeated

Famous People Born in 1459

  • Feb 1 Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar, born in Wipfeld, Germany (d. 1508)
  • Mar 2 Adrian VI [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)
  • Mar 6 Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant
  • Mar 22 Maximilian I of Habsburg, German Emperor/archduke of Austria
  • Oct 6 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1507)

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Famous People Who Died in 1459

  • Mar 3 Ausi├ás March, Catalan poet of Valencian literature, dies at 59
  • May 2 Pierozzi Antoninus, Italian archbishop of Florence/saint, dies
  • Oct 18 Jan of Heinsberg, bishop of Luik (1419-56), dies
  • Oct 30 Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist, who rediscovered lost classical texts, dies at 79
  • Dec 4 Adolf VIII, Duke of Southern Jutland (b. 1401)