Year 1476 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 22 Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
  • Jul 11 Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances
  • Nov 26 Vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
  • Dec 24 400 Burgundian soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy

Historical Figures Born in 1476

  • Jun 28 Paul IV [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), born in Carpriglio, Italy (d. 1559)
  • Aug 29 Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter (Kanō school of painting), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Sep 11 Louise of Savoy, French mother of King Francois I, born in Pont-d'Ain, France (d. 1531)

Historical Marriages

  • May 6 Emperor Frederik III of Habsburg & duke Charles the bold arrange marriage of their children