On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1453

  • Feb 28 Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)
  • May 29 Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor, dies at 49
  • Jul 17 John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English nobleman and military leader during the Hundred Years' War, killed in battle at 65 or 66 in the Battle of Castillon when his horse was fatally struck by an artillery shell and fell on top of him pinning him to the ground and allowing a French soldier to finish him off with a battleaxe
  • Jul 20 Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French chronicler