1473 in history

1473 events chronologically

Aug 11 The Battle of Otlukbeli: Mehmed the Conqueror of the Ottoman Empire decisively defeats Uzun Hassan of Aq Qoyunlu

Top 7 most famous people born in 1473

Feb 19 Nicolaus Copernicus a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution
Mar 16 Henry IV Duke of Saxony a Duke of Saxony from the House of Wettin.
Mar 17 James IV of Scotland the King of Scots from 11 June 1488 to his death. He is generally regarded as the most successful of the Stewart monarchs of Scotland, but his reign ended with the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Flodden Field, where he became the last monarch from not only Scotland, but also from all of Great Britain, to be killed in battle
Apr 2 John Corvinus King of Bosnia. He was the illegitimate son of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, and his mistress, Barbara Edelpöck
Aug 14 Margaret Pole Countess of Salisbury an English peeress. She was the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, who was the brother of King Edward IV and King Richard III. She was one of two women in sixteenth-century England to be a peeress in her own right with no titled husband. One of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses, she was executed in 1541 at the command of King Henry VIII, who was the son of her cousin Elizabeth of York. Pope Leo XIII beatified her as a martyr for the Roman Catholic Church on 29 December 1886
Aug 17 Richard of Shrewsbury Duke of York the sixth child and second son of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville, born in Shrewsbury. He and his older brother, who briefly reigned as King Edward V of England, mysteriously disappeared shortly after Richard III of England seized the throne in 1483
Sep 24 Georg von Frundsberg a South German military and Landsknecht leader in the service of the Imperial House of Habsburg. An early modern proponent of infantry tactics, he established his reputation in active service during the Italian Wars under Emperor Maximilian I and his successor Charles V

Top 7 most famous people died in 1473

Jan 24 Conrad Paumann a German organist, lutenist and composer of the early Renaissance. Even though he was born blind, he was one of the most talented musicians of the 15th century, and his performances created a sensation wherever he went. He is grouped among the composers known as the Colorists
Feb 23 Arnold Duke of Guelders Duke of Guelders, Count of Zutphen. He was son of John II of Egmond and Maria van Arkel
Jun 6 Hosokawa Katsumoto one of the Kanrei, the Deputies to the Shogun, during Japan's Muromachi period. He is famous for his involvement in the creation of Ryōan-ji, a temple famous for its rock garden, and for his involvement in the Ōnin War, which sparked the 130-year Sengoku period
Jun 11 Nikolaus Gerhaert a sculptor of Dutch origin, although aside from his sculptures, few details are known of his life.
Jul 10 James II of Cyprus the illegitimate son of John II of Cyprus and Marietta de Patras.
Oct 10 Giorgio da Sebenico a medieval sculptor and architect from Dalmatia, who worked mainly in Sebenico , at the time part of the Republic of Venice, and in the city of Ancona, then a maritime republic.
Dec 24 John Cantius a Polish priest, scholastic philosopher, physicist and theologian. He is also known as John of Kanty or John of Kanti or John Kantius