On This Day

What Happened in April 1461

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Anne of France, French princess, daughter of King Louis XI and Regent of France (1483-91) for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority, born in Chateau of Genappe, Brabant, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1522)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 8 Georg von Purbach, Austrian mathematician and astronomer (best known for his streamlined presentation of Ptolemaic astronomy in the Theoricae Novae Planetarum), dies at 37