On This Day

What Happened in October 1459

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 Battle at Ludford Bridge: Richard of York defeated

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1507)

Famous Deaths

  • 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