On This Day

Historical Events in 1456

  • Mar 30 Prince Louis of Bourbon elected Bishop of Liege
  • Apr 7 Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik
  • Jun 9 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • Jul 22 Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats Sultan Murad II
  • Aug 24 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed
  • Oct 17 The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)
  • Dec 5 Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die