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What Happened on April 9, 1483

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

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")

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEdward IV

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

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV

1483 Highlights

About April 9, 1483

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 537 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries