On This Day

What Happened in December 1460

Historical Events

  • Dec 30 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 14 Guarino da Verona, Italian Renaissance figure, dies at 86
  • Dec 30 Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne killed in Battle of Wakefield at 49 (b. 1411)
  • Dec 31 Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, executed at 17
  • Dec 31 Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, English politician (b. 1400)