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1484 in History

Events in History

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Mar 26 William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables

  • Jul 6 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River
  • Jul 22 Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured
  • Aug 29 Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (d. 1531)
  • Jan 17 George Spalatin, German humanist, reformer and important figure in the Reformation, born in Spalt, Bavaria (d. 1545)
  • Feb 21 Joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)
  • Apr 12 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, born in Florence (d. 1546)
  • Apr 23 Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian-French physician and scholar (On the Subtlety of Things), born in Riva, Italy (d. 1558)
  • Nov 11 Bartolomé de las Casas, Spanish friar and social historian, born in Seville, Crown of Castile (d. 1566)
  • Nov 29 Joachim Vadian, Swiss humanist (d. 1551)
  • Dec 28 Joachim Vadianus [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Saint Casimir, Crown Prince of Poland dies at 25
  • Apr 9 Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473), son of Richard III King of England
  • Aug 12 Sixtus IV [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies
  • Aug 12 George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395)
  • Aug 28 Diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered