On This Day

What Happened in 1480

Historical Events in 1480

  • Aug 12 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam
  • Oct 8 Great standing on the Ugra river, standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and Ivan III Grand Prince of all Rus, Tataro-Mongols retreat, leads to disintegration of the Horde

Famous People in 1480

Famous People Who Died in 1480

  • Jun 6 Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect
  • Jul 6 Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer and organist, dies at 64
  • Jul 10 RenĂ© of Anjou, King of Naples (1435-42) and last heir of the House of Anjou, dies at 71
  • Nov 20 Eleonora van Austrian, translator, dies