On This Day

1481 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 30 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Casimir IV
  • Dec 26 Battle at Westbroek: Dutch army beats Utrecht

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 15 Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
  • Mar 2 Franz von Sickingen, German knight, born in Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg, Germany (d. 1523)
  • Mar 7 Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter, born in Siena, Italy (d. 1536)

Person of interestChristian II

Jul 1 Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, born in Nyborg Castle, Denmark (d. 1559)

King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway Christian II
King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Christian II

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Golden Horde (1465-1481)

Person of interestMehmed the Conqueror

May 3 Mehmed the Conqueror [Mehmed II], Ottoman Sultan (1444-45 and 1451-81) who conquered Constantinople, dies possibly from poison at 49

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror
  • May 21 Christian I, king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, dies at 55
  • Aug 28 Afonso V, King of Portugal, dies
  • Sep 21 Bartholomeus Platinum, Italian humanist/pontifical librarian, dies
  • Nov 21 Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87