On This Day

1468 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 14 Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute & French King Louis XI
  • Oct 30 Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, occupies & plunders Liege
  • Nov 3 Li├Ęge is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 14 Johann Werner, German mathematician, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1522)
  • Feb 29 Paul III, last Renaissance Pope (1534-49)
  • Mar 28 Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1482-90), born in Carignano, Piedmont (d. 1490)
  • Jun 30 Johann the Steadfast, Elector of Saxony (1525-32), born in Meissen, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1532)

Weddings in History

  • Jul 3 Charles the Stout, Duke of Burgundy marries Princess Margaret of York

Deaths in History

  • Jan 17 Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)

Person of interestJohannes Gutenberg

Feb 3 Johannes Gutenberg, German inventor (movable printing press), dies at 70 (birth date c. 1400)

  • Jun 16 Jean Le Fevre, Burgundian chronicler (b. ca. 1395)
  • Sep 26 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • Oct 28 Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (1450-68), dies at 43
  • Nov 24 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)