Events in History in 1459

  • May 12 Jodhpur, Sun City, founded by Rao Jodhpur in India
  • Jun 1 Pope Pius II opens the Council of Mantua to call for a new crusade against the Ottoman Empire - crusade never amounts to much (Council disbanded January 1560)
  • Sep 23 Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, 1st major battle of the English Wars of the Roses
  • Oct 12 Battle at Ludford Bridge: Richard of York defeated