On This Day

Events in History in 1483

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 9 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He is never crowned, and disappears presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")

King of England Edward IV
King of England
Edward IV
  • Apr 30 Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503

CrownRoyal Coronation

May 14 Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles the Affable")

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII
  • Jun 25 The House of Lords and Commons declares King Edward V of England as illegitimate based on his parent's alleged bigamous marriage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Duke of Gloucester succeeds as King Richard III of England after Parliament declared Edward V illegitimate

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III
  • Jul 6 Richard III is crowned King of England after deposing Edward V
  • Aug 9 Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
  • Sep 3 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army
  • Oct 13 Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible
  • Oct 17 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain