What Happened in 1487

Historical Events

  • Jan 30 Bell chimes invented
  • May 24 Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI in 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
  • Dec 19 Opening ceremony of the sixth Great Temple of Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City) 4,000 prisoners of war are sacrificed to Aztec gods over four days [1]

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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)