On This Day

1452 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 19 Frederick III of Hapsburg crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Nicholas V in Rome

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 14 Pandolfo Petrucci, Italian ruler of the Republic of Siena (1500-12) during the Renaissance. born in Siena, Italy (d. 1512)

Person of interestFerdinand II of Aragon

Mar 10 ferdinand ii, king of Aragon (1479-1516), King of Naples (1504-16), born in Sada Palace, Sos, Aragon (d. 1516)

King of Aragon Ferdinand II of Aragon
King of Aragon
Ferdinand II of Aragon

Person of interestLeonardo da Vinci

Apr 15 Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, scientist and visionary, born in Vinci, Florence, Italy (d. 1519)

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jul 10 James III, King of Scots (1460-88), born in Stirling or St Andrews Castles (d. 1488)

Person of interestLudovico Sforza

Jul 27 Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan (1494-1508) who commissioned The Last Supper, born in Vigevano (Modern day Lombardy), Italy (d. 1508)

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • Sep 21 Girolamo Savonarola, Italian preacher and dictator of Florence (1494-98), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1498)

Person of interestRichard III

Oct 2 Richard III, King of England (1483-85), born in Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England (d. 1485)

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III
  • Dec 10 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer, born in Blaubeuren, Germany (d. 1531)

Deaths in History

  • May 25 John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury