On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1461

  • Feb 2 Owen Tudor, Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty of England
  • Mar 29 Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1421)
  • Apr 8 Georg von Purbach, Austrian mathematician and astronomer (best known for his streamlined presentation of Ptolemaic astronomy in the Theoricae Novae Planetarum), dies at 37
  • Jul 22 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), dies at 58