On This Day

1479 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 6 Treaty of AlcaƧovas: Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa
  • Aug 7 Battle of Guinegate: Emperor Maximilian I vs King Louis XI
  • Sep 4 King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
  • Dec 12 Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 12 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence
  • Mar 26 Vasili III of Russia, Great Prince of Moscow (1505-33), son of Ivan III (d. 1533)
  • May 5 Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru, born in Amritsar, Punjab, India (d. 1574)
  • Jun 14 Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1552)
  • Aug 14 Princess Catherine of York, 9th child and sixth daughter of King Edward IV by his wife Elizabeth Woodville, born in Eltham Palace, Greenwich, England (d. 1527)
  • Nov 6 Johanna, the Insane, Queen of Castile (1504-20), born in Toledo, Spain (d. 1555)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 18 Louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61
  • Jan 19 Johan II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81
  • Jan 20 John II, King of Aragon and Navarre, dies at 81
  • Jun 11 Johannes a San Facundo, Spanish Augustine saint, dies