On This Day

1472 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 20 Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Byzantine princess Sophia Palaiologina departs Rome with a large entourage for Moscow to marry Ivan III

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 28 Fra Bartolommeo, Florentine Renaissance painter (The Last Judgement), born in Florence (d. 1517)
  • Apr 5 Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Pavia, Italy (d. 1510)
  • May 31 Erardus van der Mark, prince-bishop of Luik/cardinal

Weddings in History

  • Jul 12 Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester and later King of England, marries Anne Neville, daughter of the Earl of Warwick, in Westminster Abbey.

LovePerson of Interest

Nov 12 Byzantine princes Sophia Palaiologina marries Ivan III, Grand Prince of Moscow in Dormition Cathedral, Moscow

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great

Deaths in History

  • Mar 27 Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet and translator, dies at 37
  • Apr 6 Pieter Bladelin, Belgian land owner (Middelburg castle), dies
  • Apr 15 Leon B. Alberti, Italian humanist & architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68
  • Jul 5 Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  • Nov 19 Bessarion, Catholic bishop and famed Greek scholar (revived work of Plato), dies