Events in History in 1484

Historic Event

Jan 23 Parliament of English King Richard III opens, passes Titulus Regis, (Richard's right to the throne)

Historic Event

Mar 26 William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables

  • Jul 6 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River
  • Jul 22 Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured
  • Aug 29 Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII