1456 in history

1456 events chronologically

Jul 4 Ottoman wars in Europe: The Siege of Nándorfeqhérvár (Belgrade) begins
Jul 7 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death
Jul 22 Ottoman Wars in Europe: Siege of Belgrade – John Hunyadi, Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary, defeats Mehmet II of the Ottoman Empire
Aug 24 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed
Oct 17 The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)
Nov 9 Ulrich II, Count of Celje , last ruler of the County of Cilli, is assassinated in Belgrade

Born in 1456

Mar 1 Vladislaus II of Hungary King of Bohemia from 1471 and King of Hungary and Croatia from 1490 until his death in 1516. He was also a knight of the Order of the Dragon
Jun 11 Anne Neville an English queen, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick. She became Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster and then Queen of England as the wife of King Richard III
Jun 23 Margaret of Denmark Queen of Scotland Queen of Scotland from 1469 to 1486 as the wife of King James III. She was the daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and Dorothea of Brandenburg

Top 7 most famous people died in 1456

Jan 8 Lawrence Giustiniani C.R.S.A. is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. He was a canon regular who was appointed as a bishop and became the first Patriarch of Venice
Aug 11 John Hunyadi a leading Hungarian military and political figure in Central and Southeastern Europe during the 15th century. According to most contemporary sources, he was son of a noble family of Romanian ancestry. He mastered his military skills on the southern borderlands of the Kingdom of Hungary that were exposed to Ottoman attacks. Appointed voivode of Transylvania and head of a number of southern counties, he assumed responsibility for the defense of the frontiers in 1441
Oct 17 Nicolas Grenon a French composer of the early Renaissance. He wrote in all the prevailing musical forms of the time, and was a rare case of a long-lived composer who learned his craft in the late 14th century but primarily practiced during the era during which the Renaissance styles were forming
Oct 23 John of Capistrano a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest from the Italian town of Capestrano, Abruzzo. Famous as a preacher, theologian, and inquisitor, he earned himself the nickname 'the Soldier Saint' when in 1456 at age 70 he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade with the Hungarian military commander John Hunyadi
Nov 3 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl of Richmond the father of King Henry VII of England and a member of the Tudor family of Penmynydd, North Wales.
Nov 25 Jacques Cœur a French merchant, one of the founders of the trade between France and the Levant.
Dec 24 Đurađ Branković a Serbian despot from 1427 to 1456 and a baron of the Kingdom of Hungary. He collected a large library of Serbian, Slavonic, Latin, and Greek manuscripts and made his capital Smederevo, a centre of Serbian culture. He was the first of the House of Branković to hold the Serbian monarchy