On This Day

What Happened in August 1461

Historical Events

  • Aug 7 Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor
  • Aug 10 Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquisition in Spain
  • Aug 15 Empire of Trebizond surrenders to forces of Sultan Mehmet II - last Byzantine Empire remnant to fall. Emperor David exiled and later murdered.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)