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.

Royal Coronation

Aug 15 Louis XI is crowned King of France at Reims cathedral after the death of his father Charles VII

Famous Birthdays

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