On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1481

  • Jan 6 Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Golden Horde (1465-1481)

Mehmed the Conqueror

May 3 Mehmed the Conqueror [Mehmed II], Ottoman Sultan (1444-45 and 1451-81) who conquered Constantinople, dies possibly from poison at 49

  • May 21 Christian I, king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, dies at 55
  • Aug 28 Afonso V, King of Portugal, dies
  • Sep 21 Bartholomeus Platinum, Italian humanist/pontifical librarian, dies
  • Nov 21 Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87