Year 1446 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 25 Foundation stone laid for King's College Chapel in Cambridge by King Henry VI, one of England's finest medieval buildings (main structure complete 1515) [1]
  • Oct 9 The Hangul (Korean) alphabet is first published in Korea by King Sejong the Great

Historical Figures Born in 1446

  • May 3 Margaret of York [Margaret of Burgundy], English wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy, born in Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England (d. 1503)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1446

  • Apr 16 Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian Renaissance architect (dome of Florence cathedral), dies at 68 or 69
  • May 9 Mary of Enghien, Queen of Naples, dies at 79
  • Dec 28 Clement VIII, (Sanchez Muñoz), Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies