What Happened in 1483

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Historical Events

  • Apr 9 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He is never crowned, and disappears presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")
  • Apr 30 Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503
  • May 14 Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l'Affable").
  • Jun 26 Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
  • Jul 6 England's King Richard III crowned
  • Aug 9 Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
  • Sep 3 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army
  • Oct 13 Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible
  • Oct 17 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain

Did You Know?

Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican

On August 9, 1483


Famous People in 1483

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 9 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83), dies of unknown causes at 40
  • Jun 25 Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English writer
  • Aug 30 Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60
  • Nov 2 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, beheaded at 49