On This Day

1443 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 28 Albanian George Kastriotis Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania from the Ottomans and raise the Albanian flag.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 27 Albert, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
  • May 17 Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, born in Rouen, Normandy (d. 1460)
  • May 31 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England, born in Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England (d. 1509)
  • Jul 31 Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon

Person of interestJulius II

Dec 5 Julius II, Italian Pope (1503-13) and patron of Michelangelo, Bramante and Raphael, born in Albisola, Republic of Genoa (d. 1513)

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II

Deaths in History

  • Jan 28 Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France
  • Apr 12 Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • May 9 Niccolo d'Albergati, Italian cardinal, dies at 70
  • Jun 5 Ferdinand, Portuguese prince and saint, dies serving as a hostage in Moorish Fez, at 40
  • Aug 16 Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)