On This Day

1470 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 30 Wars of the Roses: Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle

Birthdays in History

  • May 20 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
  • Jun 30 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98) who invaded Italy, born in Château d'Amboise, France (d. 1498)
  • Oct 2 Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (1489-1494), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1524)
  • Nov 2 Edward V, King of England (Apr–Jun 1483), born in Westminster, Middlesex, England

Deaths in History

  • May 14 Charles VIII of Sweden, King of Sweden (1448–57, 1464–65 and 1467-70) and Norway (1449–50), dies at 60
  • Dec 16 John II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1425)