On This Day

Deaths in History in 1476

  • Apr 26 Simonetta Vespucci, Italian noblewoman & inspiration of Botticelli, dies at 23
  • Jun 8 George Neville, English archbishop and statesman
  • Jul 6 Regiomontanus [Johannes Müller von Königsberg], German mathematician and astronomer, prepares astronomic tables, dies at 40
  • Aug 4 Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded

Person of interestVlad the Impaler

Dec 14 Vlad III the Impaler, Wallachian prince, killed in battle at 45

Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler
Wallachian Prince
Vlad the Impaler
  • Dec 26 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered