On This Day

What Happened in 1484

Historical Events

  • Jul 6 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River
  • Jul 22 Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured
  • Aug 29 Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII

Famous People Born in 1484

  • Jan 1 Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (d. 1531)
  • Jan 17 George Spalatin, German humanist, reformer and important figure in the Reformation, born in Spalt, Bavaria (d. 1545)
  • Feb 21 Joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)
  • Mar 29 Johann Spangenberg, German theologist and composer, born in Hardegsen, Germany (d. 1550)
  • Apr 12 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, born in Florence (d. 1546)

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Famous People Who Died in 1484

  • Mar 4 Saint Casimir, Crown Prince of Poland dies at 25
  • Apr 9 Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473), son of Richard III King of England
  • Aug 12 Sixtus IV [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies
  • Aug 12 George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395)
  • Aug 28 Diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered