On This Day

What Happened in 1487

Historical Events in 1487

  • Jan 30 Bell chimes invented
  • May 24 Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
  • Jun 4 Lord Lovell and John de la Pole's army land at Furness, Lancashire
  • Jun 16 Battle of Stoke, Nottinghamshire: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell
  • Jul 24 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, rebel against ban on foreign beer
  • Nov 30 The first German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops

Famous People Born in 1487

  • Feb 8 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
  • Feb 14 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1552)
  • Jul 17 Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah, born in Ardabīl, Iran (d. 1524)
  • Aug 27 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark, born in Berlin (d. 1514)
  • Sep 10 Julius III [Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte], Counter-Reformation Pope (1550-55), born in Monte San Savino, Tuscany (d. 1555)

Famous People in 1487

Famous Weddings in 1487


Famous People Who Died in 1487

  • Mar 21 Nicholas of Flue, Swiss hermit and saint (b. 1417)
  • Sep 9 Chenghua, Emperor of China, dies at 39
  • Sep 30 John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)