On This Day

1466 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 26 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered
  • Oct 19 The Thirteen Years' War ends with the Second Peace of Thorn, Germany

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 11 Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England and wife of King Henry VII, born in Westminster Palace, London (d. 1503)
  • Mar 21 French van Brederode, leader Hoeksen
  • Jun 18 Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer, born in Fossombrone, Italy (d. 1539)
  • Sep 9 Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th Japanese shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate (d. 1523)

Person of interestErasmus

Oct 28 Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1536)

Humanist and Theologian Erasmus
Humanist and Theologian
  • Nov 30 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman and admiral, born in Oneglia, Duchy of Milan (d. 1560)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 8 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiero and Duke of Milan (1401–1466), dies at 64

Person of interestDonatello

Dec 13 Donatello, Florentine artist and Renaissance sculptor, dies at around 80

Sculptor Donatello