On This Day

1473 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 17 Charles the Stout conquers Nijmegen

Birthdays in History

Person of interestNicolaus Copernicus

Feb 19 Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who theorized that planets revolve around the sun (Heliocentric theory), born in Toruń, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1543)

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Mar 16 Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
  • Mar 17 James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513)
  • Aug 14 Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, born in Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Somerset, England (d. 1541)
  • Aug 17 Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, son of King Edward IV, one of the princes in the tower who disappeared (d. 1483?)
  • Oct 26 Duke Friedrich of Saxony, 36th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (1498-1510), born in Torgau, Germany (d. 1510)

Deaths in History

  • May 8 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)
  • Oct 16 Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies