On This Day

1462 in History

Events in History


MurderAssassination Attempt

Jun 17 Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia

Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler
Wallachian Prince
Vlad the Impaler
Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror
  • Sep 17 The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years' War.
  • Nov 1 Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer, born in Trittenheim, Germany (d. 1516)
  • Feb 14 Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)

Person of interestLouis XII

Jun 27 Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515), born in Château de Blois, France (d. 1515)

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII
  • Nov 19 Emperor Go-Kashiwabara, 104th Emperor of Japan (1500-26) (d. 1526)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 27 Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)
  • Apr 22 Gilbert de Lannoy, Flemish traveller & diplomat, dies at 76