On This Day

1432 in History

Events in History

  • May 6 Renaissance masterpiece The Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck is consecrated at St Bravo's Cathedral, Belgium, commissioned by wealthy merchants

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 15 Afonso V, King of Portugal (1438-1481), born in Sintra National Palace, Portugal (d. 1481)
  • Mar 1 Isabel of Coimbra, queen of Portugal (d. 1455)

Person of interestMehmed the Conqueror

Mar 30 Mehmed the Conqueror [Mehmed II], Ottoman Sultan (1444-45 and 1451-81) who conquered Constantinople, born in Edirne, Ottoman Sultanate (d. 1481)

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror
  • Aug 15 Luigi Pulci, Italian poet (Morgante), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1484)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 19 John de Mowbray, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1392)