On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1466

  • Feb 11 Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England and wife of King Henry VII, born in Westminster Palace, London (d. 1503)
  • Mar 21 French van Brederode, leader Hoeksen
  • Jun 18 Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer, born in Fossombrone, Italy (d. 1539)
  • Sep 9 Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th Japanese shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate (d. 1523)

Person of interestErasmus

Oct 28 Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1536)

Humanist and Theologian Erasmus
Humanist and Theologian
Erasmus
  • Nov 30 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman and admiral, born in Oneglia, Duchy of Milan (d. 1560)