On This Day

Events in History in 1478

  • Jan 18 Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod


Feb 18 George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London (allegedly by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine).

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV
  • Apr 26 Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo de'Medici and kill Giuliano de'Medici in Florence