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1487 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 30 Bell chimes invented
  • May 24 Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
  • Jun 4 Lord Lovell and John de la Pole's army land at Furness, Lancashire
  • Jun 16 Battle of Stoke, Nottinghamshire: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell
  • Jul 24 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, rebel against ban on foreign beer

GermanyGerman Beer Purity Law

Nov 30 The first German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops

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The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
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Birthdays in History

  • Feb 8 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
  • Feb 14 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1552)
  • Jul 17 Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah, born in Ardabīl, Iran (d. 1524)
  • Aug 27 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark, born in Berlin (d. 1514)
  • Sep 10 Julius III [Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte], Counter-Reformation Pope (1550-55), born in Monte San Savino, Tuscany (d. 1555)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 24 Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak marries Mata Sulakkhani in Batala

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak

Deaths in History

  • Mar 21 Nicholas of Flue, Swiss hermit and saint (b. 1417)
  • Sep 9 Chenghua, Emperor of China, dies at 39
  • Sep 30 John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)