Historical Events in 1480

  • Aug 12 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam

The Great Stand on the Ugra River

Oct 8 Great Stand on the Ugra river: Standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde and Ivan III, Grand Prince of all Rus. Ends with a Tatar-Mongol retreat, leading to the disintegration of the Horde.