Year 1448 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 28 Christian I is crowned king of Denmark
  • Oct 13 First assembly of Catalan dioceses to choose their syndics (representative) to plead abolition of serfdom to King Alfons IV - 1st official recognition of serfs organizing to defend their rights
  • Oct 17 Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
  • Dec 5 Bishop Jona of Moscow chosen as metropolitan of Kiev/Intoxication
  • Dec 20 Pope Nicholas V appoints Rudolf of Diepholt, Bishop of Utrecht, as cardinal

Historical Figures Born in 1448

  • Nov 4 Alphonso II, King of Naples (1494-95), born in Naples (d. 1495)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1448

  • Jan 5 Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark (1440-48), Norway (1441-48) and Sweden (1442-48), dies suddenly at 31
  • Oct 31 Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies