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1469 in History

Events in History

BattleBattle of Interest

Jul 26 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Edgecote Moor - Pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of King Edward IV

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 20 Princess Cecily of York (d. 1507)

Person of interestGuru Nanak

Apr 15 Guru Nanak, Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the 1st Sikh Guru, born in Rai-Bhoi-Di-Talwandi, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1539)

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak

Person of interestNiccolo Machiavelli

May 3 Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian politician and writer (Prince), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1527)

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • May 19 Giovanni della Robbia, Italian Renaissance sculptor (d. 1529)
  • May 31 Manuel I, King of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of exploration known as "Manuel The Fortunate", born in Alcochete, Portugal (d. 1521)
  • Oct 9 John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35), cardinal (Saint John Fisher), born in Beverley, England (beheaded 1535)

Weddings in History

  • Oct 17 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon (17) marries heir Princess Isabella of Castile (18), will unite the two Spanish crowns (not officially one country till 1707-16)

Deaths in History

  • May 30 Lope de Barrientos, Spanish bishop
  • Dec 3 Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at about 53