On This Day

1457 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
  • Aug 14 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
  • Aug 15 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 28 Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
  • Feb 13 Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Brussels, Burgundian Netherlands (d. 1482)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 14 Jingtai, 7th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China (1449-57), dies at 28
  • May 22 Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)
  • Aug 1 Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50
  • Nov 23 Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 17