On This Day

What Happened in January 1477

Historical Events

  • Jan 5 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 14 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
  • Jan 16 Johannes Schöner, German polymath, astronomer and cartographer (Schöner globes), born in Karlstadt am Main, Lower Franconia, Bavaria (d. 1547)
  • Jan 25 Anna Duchess of Brittany, heir to the Duchy of Brittany, only woman to be French Consort Queen twice to Charles VIII (1891-98), Louis XII (1499-1514), born in Nantes, France (d. 1514)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Charles, the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, dies at the Battle of Nancy at 43