On This Day

Historical Events in 1455

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Feb 23 Johannes Gutenberg prints his first Bible (estimated date)

  • Mar 12 First record of Johannes Gutenberg's Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 8 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III

  • May 22 Opening battle in England's 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI