What Happened in April 1483

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays


Apr 6 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina, School of Athens), born in Urbino (d. 1520) Julian calendar date

Famous Deaths

Edward IV

Apr 9 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83), dies of unknown causes at 40