Year 1449 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 6 Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra.
  • Apr 25 Anti-pope Felix V resigns
  • Sep 8 Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese Emperor Yingzong of Ming
  • Oct 28 Christian I is crowned King of Denmark in the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen, establishing the House of Oldenburg (still rules the Danish throne today)

Historical Figures Born in 1449

  • Jan 1 Lorenzo de 'Medici (The Magnificent), Florentine statesman (d. 1492)
  • Jan 11 Domenico Ghirlandajo, Italian Renaissance painter and teacher of Michelangelo, born in Florence (d. 1494)
  • Oct 21 George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1449

  • May 20 Peter, Duke of Coimbra and writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies at 56
  • Oct 27 Ulugh Beg, Timurid sultan of Samarkand and astronomer, assassinated at 56