On This Day

1464 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 9 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands
  • Jun 19 French King Louis XI forms postal service
  • Aug 30 Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II as Pope Paul II

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 23 Joan of France, Queen of France (1498) and catholic saint who founded several religious orders, born in Nogent-le-Roi (d. 1505)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 8 Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian (b. 1385)
  • Feb 23 Zhu Qizhen, Chinese Emperor Yingzong of Ming (1435-49 and 1457-64), dies at 36 but not before giving an order to end the practice of burying alive concubines and palace maids so that they could follow emperors to the next world
  • May 17 Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros of Helmsley, English politician, executed at 36
  • Jun 18 Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter, dies at 65

Person of interestCosimo de Medici

Aug 1 cosimo de' Medici, Italian banker and de facto ruler of Florence, dies at 74

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici
  • Aug 11 Nicholas van Cusa, philosopher/bishop of Brixen, dies
  • Aug 15 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
  • Aug 17 Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies