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1480 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 12 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam

The Great Stand on the Ugra RiverThe Great Stand on the Ugra River

Oct 8 Great standing on the Ugra river, standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and Ivan III Grand Prince of all Rus, Tataro-Mongols retreat, leds to disintegration of the Horde
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Standing on the Ugra river, 1480. Miniature in Russian chronicle. XVI century.
Standing on the Ugra river, 1480. Miniature in Russian chronicle. XVI century.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 10 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands, born in City of Brussels, Belgium (d. 1530)

Person of interestFerdinand Magellan

Feb 3 Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, born in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal (d. 1521)

  • Feb 13 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal, Treviso, Venice, Italy (d. 1542)
  • Apr 18 Lucrezia Borgia, Italian noblewoman, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, born in Subiaco, Lazio, Italy (d. 1519)
  • Jun 1 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • Nov 10 Bridget of York, English princess and nun, born in Eltham Palace, London (d. 1517)

Deaths in History

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