On This Day

What Happened in August 1464

Historical Events

  • Aug 30 Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II as Pope Paul II

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCosimo de Medici

Aug 1 Cosimo de Medici, Italian de facto ruler of Florence, dies at 74

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici
  • Aug 11 Nicholas van Cusa, philosopher/bishop of Brixen, dies
  • Aug 15 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
  • Aug 17 Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies