Year 1477 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 5 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
  • Nov 18 First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton at his press in London
  • Dec 11 Duchess Maria of Burgundy ends the 'Great Privilege' in states of The Netherlands

Historical Figures Born in 1477

  • Jan 14 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
  • Jan 16 Johannes Schöner, German polymath, astronomer and cartographer (Schöner globes), born in Karlstadt am Main, Lower Franconia, Bavaria (d. 1547)
  • Jan 25 Anna Duchess of Brittany, heir to the Duchy of Brittany, only woman to be French Consort Queen twice to Charles VIII (1891-98), Louis XII (1499-1514), born in Nantes, France (d. 1514)
  • Mar 20 Jerome Emser, German theologian (d. 1527)

Historical Marriages

  • Aug 16 Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, weds Mary of Burgundy, the heiress to the Duchy of Burgundy in Ghent, Belgium

Historical Figures Who Died in 1477

  • Jan 5 Charles, the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, dies at the Battle of Nancy at 43
  • Jul 22 Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, dies in battle at 39