On This Day

1483 in History

Events in History


MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 9 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He is never crowned, and disappears presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV
  • Apr 30 Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503

CrownRoyal Coronation

May 14 Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles the Affable")

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII
  • Jun 25 The House of Lords and Commons declares King Edward V of England as illegitimate based on his parent's alleged bigamous marriage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Duke of Gloucester succeeds as King Richard III of England after Parliament declared Edward V illegitimate

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III
  • Jul 6 Richard III is crowned King of England after deposing Edward V
  • Aug 9 Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
  • Sep 3 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army
  • Oct 13 Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible
  • Oct 17 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda, Stadholder of Holland and Zeeland 1515-1521 (d. 1538)

Person of interestBabur

Feb 14 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Timurid founder and 1st Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent (1526-30), born in Andijan, Timurid Empire (present-day Uzbekistan) (d. 1530)

Founder of the Mughal Empire Babur
Founder of the Mughal Empire
Babur
  • Mar 6 Francesco Guicciardini, Italian attorney/president of Romagna
  • Mar 28 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina School of Athens), born in Urbino, (d. 1520) Gregorian calendar date

Person of interestRaphael

Apr 6 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina, School of Athens), born in Urbino (d. 1520) Julian calendar date

Painter and Architect Raphael
Painter and Architect
Raphael
  • Oct 16 Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1542)

Person of interestMartin Luther

Nov 10 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, born in Eisleben, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1546)

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther
  • Dec 3 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist, born in Torgau, Saxony (d. 1565)

Deaths in History


Person of interestEdward IV

Apr 9 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83), dies of unknown causes at 40

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV
  • Jun 25 Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English noble and writer (translated Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers, possibly 1st book printed in English), beheaded on orders of future Richard III (b. c. 1440)

Person of interestLouis XI

Aug 30 Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60

King of France Louis XI
King of France
Louis XI
  • Nov 2 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, beheaded at 49