1466 in history

1466 events chronologically

Aug 26 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered
Oct 19 The Thirteen Years' War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn

Top 7 most famous people born in 1466

Feb 11 Elizabeth of York queen consort of England from 1486 until her death. She was the daughter of Edward IV, niece of Richard III and married Henry VII following Henry's victory at The Battle of Bosworth. She was the mother of Henry VIII and grandmother to his children Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth Through her youngest surviving daughter Mary, she was great-grandmother to Lady Jane Grey, and through her eldest daughter, Margaret, she was grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to Scottish monarchs James V, Mary and James VI
Jun 18 Ottaviano Petrucci an Italian printer. His Harmonice Musices Odhecaton, a collection of chansons printed in 1501, is commonly misidentified as the first book of sheet music printed from movable type. Actually that distinction belongs to the Roman printer Ulrich Han's Missale Romanum of 1476. Nevertheless, Petrucci's later work was extraordinary for the complexity of his white mensural notation and the smallness of his font, and he did in fact print the first book of polyphony using movable type. He also published numerous works by the most highly regarded composers of the Renaissance, including Josquin des Prez and Antoine Brumel
Aug 10 Francesco II Gonzaga Marquess of Mantua the ruler of the Italian city of Mantua from 1484 until his death.
Sep 9 Ashikaga Yoshitane the 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who headed the shogunate first from 1490 to 1493 and then again from 1508 to 1521 during the Muromachi period of Japan.
Oct 27 Desiderius Erasmus a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.
Nov 29 Agostino Chigi an Italian banker and patron of the Renaissance.
Nov 30 Andrea Doria a Genoese condottiero and admiral.

Died in 1466

Mar 8 Francesco I Sforza an Italian condottiero, the founder of the Sforza dynasty in Milan, Italy. He was the brother of Alessandro, with whom he often fought
Jun 30 Peter Constable of Portugal the son of Infante Peter, Duke of Coimbra, who became the fifth Constable of Portugal and third Grand Master of the Order of Saint Benedict of Aviz.
Oct 30 Johann Fust an early German printer.
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