On This Day

What Happened in February 1461

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Battle of Mortimer's Cross: in a major battle of the War of the Roses Yorkist army of Edward, Earl of March, defeats Lancaster force led by Jasper Tudor
  • Feb 17 Wars of the Roses: Second Battle of St Albans - Lancastrian army defeats Yorkists and recaptures King Henry VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 6 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature, born in Dubrovnik, Croatia (d. 1501)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Owen Tudor, Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty of England