1472 in history

1472 events chronologically

Feb 20 Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark

Born in 1472

Jan 17 Guidobaldo da Montefeltro an Italian condottiero and the Duke of Urbino from 1482 to 1508.
Feb 15 Piero the Unfortunate the Gran maestro of Florence from 1492 until his exile in 1494.
Mar 28 Fra Bartolomeo an Italian Renaissance painter of religious subjects.
Apr 5 Bianca Maria Sforza Holy Roman Empress as the second wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor. She was the eldest legitimate daughter of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan, by his second wife, Bona of Savoy
Oct 31 Wang Yangming a Chinese idealist Neo-Confucian philosopher, official, educationist, calligraphist and general during the Ming dynasty. After Zhu Xi, he is commonly regarded as the most important Neo-Confucian thinker, with interpretations of Confucianism that denied the rationalist dualism of the orthodox philosophy of Zhu Wang was known as "Yangming Xiansheng" and/or "Yangming Zi" in literary circles: both mean "Master Yangming"
Nov 24 Pietro Torrigiano an Italian sculptor of the Florentine school. He was important in introducing Renaissance art to England, but his career was adversely affected by his violent temperament

Top 7 most famous people died in 1472

Mar 27 Janus Pannonius a Croat-Hungarian Latinist, poet, diplomat and Bishop of Pécs. He was the most significant poet of the Renaissance in the Kingdom of Hungary and one of the better-known figures of Humanist poetry in Europe
Mar 30 Amadeus IX Duke of Savoy the Duke of Savoy from 1465 to 1472. The Catholic Church venerates him with a liturgical feast on March 30
Apr 20 Leon Battista Alberti an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Although he is often characterized as an "architect" exclusively, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's 'fields' over others as somehow functionally independent and self-sufficient is of no help at all to any effort to characterize Alberti's extensive explorations in the fine arts." Alberti's life was described in Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
May 30 Jacquetta of Luxembourg the eldest daughter of Peter I, Count of Saint-Pol, Conversano and Brienne and his wife Margaret de Baux. She was a relatively long-lived figure in the Wars of the Roses. Through her short-lived first marriage to the Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V, she was firmly allied to the House of Lancaster. However, following the emphatic Lancastrian defeat at the Battle of Towton she sided closely with the House of York. Three years after the battle and the accession of Edward IV of England, her eldest daughter Elizabeth Woodville married the new king and became queen. Jacquetta bore 14 children and withstood a trial or possibly two at court for witchcraft
Jul 25 Gaston IV Count of Foix a French nobleman from Bearn, who founded a brief-ruling dynastic house of the Kingdom of Navarre.
Aug 8 János Vitéz (bishop) the Hungarian archbishop of Esztergom and a prominent humanist, diplomat, Latinist, mathematician, astrologist and astronomer.
Nov 18 Basilios Bessarion one of the illustrious Greek scholars who contributed to the great revival of letters in the 15th century. He has been mistakenly known also as Johannes Bessarion due to an erroneous interpretation of Gregory III Mammas