1459 in history

1459 events chronologically

Sep 23 Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire

Top 7 most famous people born in 1459

Feb 1 Conrad Celtes a German Renaissance humanist scholar and Neo-Latin poet.
Mar 2 Pope Adrian VI the 218th pope of the Catholic Church from 9 January 1522 until his death on 14 September 1523.
Mar 6 Jakob Fugger a major merchant, mining entrepreneur and banker of Europe. He was a descendant of the Fugger merchant family located in the Free Imperial City of Augsburg, where he was also born and later also elevated through marriage to Grand Burgher of Augsburg. Within a few decades he expanded the family firm to a business operating in all of Europe. He began his education at the age of 14 in Venice, which also remained his main residence until 1487. At the same time he was a cleric and held several prebendaries, even though he never lived in a monastery
Mar 22 Maximilian I Holy Roman Emperor King of the Romans from 1486 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death, though he was never in fact crowned by the Pope, the journey to Rome always being too risky. He had ruled jointly with his father for the last ten years of his father's reign, from 1483. He expanded the influence of the House of Habsburg through war and his marriage in 1477 to Mary of Burgundy, the heiress to the Duchy of Burgundy, but he also lost the Austrian territories in today's Switzerland to the Swiss Confederacy
Apr 15 Filippino Lippi an Italian painter working during the High Renaissance in Florence, Italy.
Oct 6 Martin Behaim a German mariner, artist, cosmographer, astronomer, philosopher, geographer and explorer in service to the King of Portugal.
Dec 27 John I Albert King of Poland and Duke of Głogów.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1459

Feb 14 Stephen Count Palatine of Simmern-Zweibrücken Count Palatine of Simmern and Zweibrücken from 1410 until his death in 1459.
Mar 3 Ausiàs March a medieval Valencian poet and knight from Gandia, Valencia. He is considered as one of the most important poets of the "Golden Century" of Valencian literature
May 2 Antoninus of Florence an Italian Dominican friar, who ruled as an Archbishop of Florence. He is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church
May 3 Eric of Pomerania King Eric III of Norway , King Eric VII of Denmark , and King Eric of Sweden. He was the first King of the Nordic Kalmar Union, succeeding his adoptive mother Margaret I of Denmark
Oct 30 Poggio Bracciolini a Florentine and Roman scholar who served under seven popes as a scholar, writer, and an early humanist. He was responsible for recovering and rediscovering a great number of classical Latin manuscripts, mostly decaying and forgotten in German, Swiss, and French monastic libraries, including De rerum natura, the only surviving work by Lucretius, and disseminated manuscript copies among his learned friends
Nov 5 John Fastolf an English knight during the Hundred Years War, who has enjoyed a more lasting reputation as the prototype, in some part, of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff. Many historians consider, however, that he deserves to be famous in his own right, not only as a soldier, but as a patron of literature, a writer on strategy and perhaps as an early industrialist
Dec 4 Adolphus VIII Count of Holstein the mightiest vassal of the Danish realm.