1454 in history

1454 events chronologically

Feb 4 In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master
Mar 6 Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation's struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights
Apr 9 The Treaty of Lodi is signed, establishing a balance of power among northern Italian city-states for almost 50 years
Sep 18 In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years' War

Born in 1454

Mar 9 Amerigo Vespucci an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Afro-Eurasians. Colloquially referred to as the New World, this second super continent came to be termed "America", deriving its name from Americus, the Latin version of Vespucci's first name
Jun 3 Bogislaw X Duke of Pomerania Duke of Pomerania from 1474 until his death in 1523.
Jul 14 Poliziano an Italian classical scholar and poet of the Florentine Renaissance. His scholarship was instrumental in the divergence of Renaissance Latin from medieval norms and for developments in philology. His nickname, Poliziano, by which he is chiefly identified to the present day, was derived from the Latin name of his birthplace, Montepulciano
Nov 25 Catherine Cornaro Queen of Cyprus from 26 August 1474 to 26 February 1489 and declared a "Daughter of Saint Mark" in order that Venice could claim control of Cyprus after the death of her husband, James II.

Died in 1454

Jul 20 John II of Castile King of Castile and León from 1406 to 1454.
Sep 10 Bolesław IV of Warsaw a Polish duke of Masovia. He inherited territories of his grandfather, Janusz I of Warsaw