On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1483

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 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")

Famous Deaths

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