On This Day

What Happened in 1462

Historical Events in 1462

  • Jun 17 Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia
  • Sep 17 The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years' War.
  • Nov 1 Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna

Famous People Born in 1462

  • Feb 1 Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer, born in Trittenheim, Germany (d. 1516)
  • Feb 14 Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)
  • Jun 27 Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515), born in Château de Blois, France (d. 1515)
  • Nov 19 Emperor Go-Kashiwabara, 104th Emperor of Japan (1500-26) (d. 1526)

Famous People Who Died in 1462

  • Mar 27 Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)
  • Apr 22 Gilbert de Lannoy, Flemish traveller & diplomat, dies at 76