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

Cosimo de Medici

Aug 1 cosimo de' Medici, Italian banker and de facto ruler of Florence, dies at 74

  • 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