1464 in history

1464 events chronologically

Aug 30 Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope

Born in 1464

Apr 23 Joan of France Duchess of Berry briefly Queen of France as wife of King Louis XII, in between the death of her brother, King Charles VIII, and the annulment of her marriage. After that, she retired to her domain, where she soon founded the monastic Order of the Sisters of the Annunciation of Mary. From this Order later sprang the religious congregation of the Apostolic Sisters of the Annunciation, founded in 1787 to teach the children of the poor. She was canonized on 28 May 1950 and is known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Joan of Valois, O.Ann.M
May 30 Barbara of Brandenburg a German noblewoman member of the House of Hohenzollern, by birth Margravine of Brandenburg and by her two marriages Duchess of Głogów and Queen of Bohemia.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1464

Feb 23 Zhengtong Emperor an emperor of the Ming Dynasty. He ruled as the Zhengtong Emperor from 1435 to 1449, and as the Tianshun Emperor from 1457 to 1464. His first era name means "Right governance" and the second one means "Obedient to Heaven"
Jun 18 Rogier van der Weyden an Early Netherlandish painter. His surviving works consist mainly of religious triptychs, altarpieces and commissioned single and diptych portraits. Although his life was generally uneventful, he was highly successful and internationally famous in his lifetime. His paintings were exported – or taken – to Italy and Spain, and he received commissions from, amongst others, Philip the Good, Netherlandish nobility and foreign princes. By the latter half of the 15th century, he had eclipsed Jan van Eyck in popularity. However his fame lasted only until the 17th century, and largely due to changing taste, he was almost totally forgotten by the mid 18th century. His reputation was slowly rebuilt during the following 200 years; today he is known, with Robert Campin and van Eyck, as the third of the three great Early Flemish artists , and widely as the most influential Northern painter of the 15th century
Aug 1 Cosimo de' Medici the first of the Medici political dynasty, de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance; also known as "Cosimo 'the Elder'" and "Cosimo Pater Patriae". His power derived from his great wealth as a banker, and he was a great patron of learning, the arts and architecture
Aug 11 Nicholas of Cusa a German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and astronomer. One of the first German proponents of Renaissance humanism, he made spiritual and political contributions in European history. A notable example of this is his mystical or spiritual writings on "learned ignorance," as well as his participation in power struggles between Rome and the German states of the Holy Roman Empire
Aug 14 Pope Pius II Pope from 19 August 1458 to his death in 1464. He was born at Corsignano in the Sienese territory of a noble but decayed family. His longest and most enduring work is the story of his life, the Commentaries, which is the only autobiography ever written by a reigning Pope. He is also known for his erotic writings done before he was ordained a priest
Sep 7 Frederick II Elector of Saxony Elector of Saxony and was Landgrave of Thuringia.
Dec 2 Blanche II of Navarre the daughter of John II of Aragon and Blanche I of Navarre. She was also Princess of Asturias by marriage