1458 in history

1458 events chronologically

Jan 24 Matthias I Corvinus becomes king of Hungary
Mar 2 George of Poděbrady is chosen as the King of Bohemia

Born in 1458

Feb 15 Ivan the Young the eldest son and heir of Ivan III from his first marriage to Maria of Tver.
Apr 13 John II Duke of Cleves a son of John I, Duke of Cleves and Elizabeth of Nevers. He ruled Cleves from 1481 to his death in 1521. He was called "The Babymaker" since he fathered sixty-three illegitimate children before his marriage with Mathilde of Hesse in 1490. She was the daughter of Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse and his wife Anna of Katzenelnbogen
May 2 Eleanor of Viseu a Portuguese infanta and later queen consort of Portugal.
May 25 Mahmud Begada the most prominent sultan of Gujarat. He was the great-grandson of Ahmad Shah I, the founder of the Muzaffarid dynasty, and of the city of Ahmedabad in the present-day state of Gujarat, India. He was known to be quite religious. By his conquests, he expanded the territory of the Gujarat Sultanate to its maximum till its conquest of Malwa, and ruled for 43 years. He titled himself, Sultân al-Barr, Sultân al-Bahr, 'Sultan of the Land, Sultan of the Sea'
Jul 28 Jacopo Sannazaro an Italian poet, humanist and epigrammist from Naples.
Oct 3 Saint Casimir a crown prince of the Kingdom of Poland and of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania who became a patron saint of Lithuania, Poland, and the young. His feast day, the Saint Casimir's Day, is marked annually with Kaziuko mugė held on the Sunday nearest to March 4, the anniversary of his death, in Vilnius

Top 7 most famous people died in 1458

Jan 20 Lazar Branković a Serbian despot, prince of Rascia from 1456 to 1458. He was the third son of Đurađ Branković and his wife Jerina Kantacusina. He was succeeded by his elder brother, despot Stefan III Branković
Mar 25 Íñigo López de Mendoza 1st Marquis of Santillana a Castilian politician and poet who held an important position in society and literature during the reign of John II of Castile.
Jun 27 Alfonso V of Aragon the King of Aragon , Valencia , Majorca, Sardinia and Corsica , Sicily and Count of Barcelona from 1416, and King of Naples from 1442 until his death. He was one of the most prominent figures of the early Renaissance and a knight of the Order of the Dragon
Jul 28 John II of Cyprus the King of Cyprus and Armenia and also titular King of Jerusalem from 1432 to 1458. He was previously a Titular Prince of Antioch. In May, 1435/1440 he married Aimee or Amadea Palaiologina of Monferrato , Queen of Cyprus, Titular Queen of Jerusalem and Armenia, daughter of John Jacob, Marquess of Montferrat, without issue. His second wife, a distant relative of his first one, married in Nicosia, 1441 or February 3, 1442 was Helena Palaiologina , only child and daughter of Theodore II Palaeologus, Despot of Morea and his wife Cleofa Malatesta. Theodore was a son of Eastern Roman Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus and Helena Dragaš and the brother of the last two Eastern Roman Emperor, John VIII Palaeologus and Constantine XI Palaeologus. By his second marriage he had two daughters:
Aug 6 Pope Callixtus III Pope from 8 April 1455 to his death in 1458. He was the last pope to take the name "Callixtus" upon his election
Sep 7 Maria of Castile Queen of Aragon Queen consort of Aragon and Naples as the spouse of Alfonso V of Aragon. Maria acted as the regent of Aragon during the reign of her spouse, as he was absent during most of his reign; her regencies lasted between 1420 and 1423 and between 1432 and 1458. She was also briefly Princess of Asturias in her own right as the heiress presumptive to the throne of Castile
Dec 26 Arthur III Duke of Brittany Lord of Parthenay and titular Count of Richmond in England and for eleven months at the very end of his life, Duke of Brittany and Count of Montfort after inheriting those titles upon the death of his nephew.