1461 in history

1461 events chronologically

Feb 2 Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer's Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England
Mar 4 Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his House of York cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV
Mar 29 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England
Jun 28 Edward IV is crowned King of England
Aug 7 The Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor
Aug 15 The Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmed II. This is regarded by some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered

Born in 1461

Feb 6 Džore Držić a Croatian poet and playwright, one of the fathers of Croatian literature.
Feb 19 Domenico Grimani an Italian nobleman, theologian and cardinal. Like most noble churchman of his era Grimani was an ecclesiastical pluralist, holding numerous posts and benefices. Desiderius Erasmus dedicated to Grimani his Musica
Apr 3 Anne of France the eldest daughter of Louis XI of France and his second wife, Charlotte of Savoy. Anne was the sister of King Charles VIII of France, for whom she acted as regent during his minority; and of Joan of France, who was briefly queen consort to Louis XII. As regent of France, Anne was one of the most powerful women of the late fifteenth century and was referred to as "Madame la Grande"
Aug 5 Alexander Jagiellon the Grand Duke of Lithuania and later also King of Poland. He was the fourth son of Casimir IV Jagiellon. He was elected Grand Duke of Lithuania on the death of his father , and King of Poland on the death of his brother John I Albert
Dec 25 Christina of Saxony a Saxon princess who became Queen consort of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. She was born a granddaughter of Frederick the Gentle of Saxony, and daughter of Ernest, Elector of Saxony and Elisabeth of Bavaria. She was the grandmother of Christina of Denmark through her son Christian II

Top 7 most famous people died in 1461

Feb 4 Owen Tudor a Welsh soldier and courtier, descended from a daughter of the Welsh prince Rhys ap Gruffudd, "Lord Rhys". However, Owen Tudor is particularly remembered for his role in founding England's Tudor dynasty – including his relationship with, and his secret marriage to, Catherine of France, widow of King Henry V of England
Mar 29 Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland an English magnate.
Apr 8 Georg von Peuerbach an Austrian astronomer, mathematician and instrument maker, best known for his streamlined presentation of Ptolemaic Astronomy in the Theoricae Novae Planetarum.
May 15 Domenico Veneziano an Italian painter of the early Renaissance, active mostly in Perugia and Tuscany.
Jul 22 Charles VII of France a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1422 to his death, although his legitimacy was initially contested by Henry VI of England.
Sep 21 Sophia of Halshany a Lithuanian princess of Halshany. As the fourth and last wife of Jogaila, King of Poland and Supreme Duke of Lithuania, she was Queen consort of Poland. As the mother of Władysław III, King of Poland and Hungary, and Casimir IV, Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland, she was the founder of the Jagiellon dynasty
Sep 23 Charles Prince of Viana the son of King John II of Aragon and Queen Blanche I of Navarre.