Year 1480 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 12 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam
  • Oct 8 Great Stand on the Ugra river: Standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde and Ivan III, Grand Prince of all Rus. Ends with a Tatar-Mongol retreat, leading to the disintegration of the Horde.

Historical Figures Who Died in 1480

  • Jun 6 Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect
  • Jul 10 RenĂ© of Anjou, King of Naples (1435-42) and last heir of the House of Anjou, dies at 71
  • Nov 20 Eleonora van Austrian, translator, dies