1453 in history

1453 events chronologically

Apr 6 Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29
Apr 20 The last naval battle in Byzantine history occurs, as three Genoese galleys escorting a Byzantine transport fight their way through the huge Ottoman blockade fleet and into the Golden Horn
May 29 Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih captures Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire
Jul 17 Battle of Castillon: The last battle of Hundred Years' War, the French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony

Born in 1453

Mar 25 Giuliano de' Medici the second son of Piero de' Medici and Lucrezia Tornabuoni. As co-ruler of Florence, with his brother Lorenzo the Magnificent, he complemented his brother's image as the "patron of the arts" with his own image as the handsome, sporting, "golden boy."
Jun 4 Andronikos Palaiologos Kantakouzenos the last Grand Domestic of the Byzantine Empire. Present in the city at the Fall of Constantinople, he was one of the group of high Imperial officials executed by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II five days after the city was taken
Sep 1 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba a Spanish general who fought in the Conquest of Granada and the Italian Wars. He reorganized the emerging Spanish army and its tactics, and was regarded as the "father of trench warfare". He was also called "The Great Captain". Many influential men fought under him , and he was admired by the generation of conquistadors which followed
Oct 13 Edward of Westminster Prince of Wales the only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou. He was killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury, making him the only heir apparent to the English throne ever to die in battle
Nov 17 Alfonso Prince of Asturias (1453–1468) the figurehead of rebelling magnates against his half brother Henry IV of Castile.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1453

Feb 28 Isabella Duchess of Lorraine suo jure Duchess of Lorraine, from 25 January 1431 to her death in 1453. She was the first wife of Duke René of Anjou, King of Naples, and the mother of his children, which included Margaret of Anjou, Queen consort of England as the wife of Henry VI
May 29 Constantine XI Palaiologos the last reigning Byzantine Emperor, reigning as a member of the Palaiologos dynasty from 1449 to his death in battle at the fall of Constantinople. Following his death, he became a legendary figure in Greek folklore as the "Marble Emperor" who would awaken and recover the Empire and Constantinople from the Ottomans. His death marked the end of the Roman Empire, which had continued in the East for 977 years after the fall of the Western Roman Empire
Jun 1 Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger a highly influential Ottoman grand vizier under the sultans Murad II and, for the first few years of his reign, Mehmed He was a member of the Çandarlı family, a highly influential political family in the Ottoman Empire. His grandfather and namesake, Çandarlı Kara Halil Hayreddin Pasha , also earlier served as grand vizier, under Murad I
Jul 17 John Talbot 1st Earl of Shrewsbury an important English military commander during the Hundred Years' War, as well as the only Lancastrian Constable of France.
Jul 20 Enguerrand de Monstrelet a French chronicler. He was born in Picardy, most likely into a family of the minor nobility
Sep 27 Sabbatius of Solovki one of the founders of the Solovetsky Monastery.
Dec 24 John Dunstaple an English composer of polyphonic music of the late medieval era and early Renaissance periods. He was one of the most famous composers active in the early 15th century, a near-contemporary of Leonel Power, and was widely influential, not only in England but on the continent, especially in the developing style of the Burgundian School