On This Day

1454 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 4 In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master
  • Mar 6 Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to Casimir IV of Poland, and the Polish king agrees to help in their struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
  • Apr 9 Milan and Venice sign peace of Lodi
  • Aug 22 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
  • Sep 18 In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years' War.

Birthdays in History


Person of interestAmerigo Vespucci

Mar 9 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), born in Florence (d. 1512)

  • Jul 14 Poliziano, Florentine humanist (d. 1494)
  • Sep 4 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, born in Wales (d. 1483)
  • Nov 25 Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, born in Venice (d. 1510)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 20 Johan II, King of Castile, dies at 49