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
  • Mar 7 Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter, born in Siena, Italy (d. 1537)
  • Jul 1 Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, born in Nyborg Castle, Denmark (d. 1559)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Golden Horde (1465-1481)
  • May 3 Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1432)
  • May 21 Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 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