1475 in history

1475 events chronologically

Jan 10 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui
Aug 29 The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England

Top 7 most famous people born in 1475

Feb 25 Edward Plantagenet 17th Earl of Warwick the son of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, and a potential claimant to the English throne during the reigns of both Richard III and his successor, Henry VII. He was also a younger brother of Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury
Mar 6 Michelangelo an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci
Jun 29 Beatrice d'Este the wife of the Milanese ruler Ludovico Sforza. She was one of the most beautiful and accomplished princesses of the Italian Renaissance. A member of the Este family, she was the younger daughter of Ercole I d'Este and the sister of Isabella d'Este and Alfonso d'Este. Along with her sister, Beatrice was noted for her excellent taste in fashion and for having invented new clothing styles
Sep 6 Sebastiano Serlio an Italian Mannerist architect, who was part of the Italian team building the Palace of Fontainebleau. Serlio helped canonize the classical orders of architecture in his influential treatise variously known as I sette libri dell'architettura or Tutte l'opere d'architettura et prospetiva
Sep 13 Cesare Borgia an Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal. He was the illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. He was the brother of Lucrezia Borgia; Giovanni Borgia , Duke of Gandia; and Gioffre Borgia , Prince of Squillace. He was half-brother to Don Pedro Luis de Borja and Girolama de Borja, children of unknown mothers
Dec 11 Pope Leo X Pope from 9 March 1513 to his death in 1521. The second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the Florentine Republic, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489
Dec 24 Thomas Murner a German satirist, poet and translator.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1475

Mar 21 Simon of Trent a boy from the city of Trento, Italy whose disappearance was blamed on the leaders of the city's Jewish community based on his dead body allegedly being found in the cellar of a Jewish family's house.
May 6 Dieric Bouts an Early Netherlandish painter. According to Karel van Mander in his Het Schilderboeck of 1604, Bouts was born in Haarlem and was mainly active in Leuven , where he was city painter from 1468. Van Mander confused the issue by writing biographies of both "Dieric of Haarlem" and "Dieric of Leuven," although he was referring to the same artist. The similarity of their last names also led to the confusion of Bouts with Hubrecht Stuerbout, a prominent sculptor in Leuven. Very little is actually known about Bouts' early life, but he was greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He is first documented in Leuven in 1457 and worked there until his death in 1475
Jul 23 Shin Suk-ju a Korean politician and soldier during the Joseon Dynasty. He served as Prime Minister from 1461 to 1464 and from 1471 to 1475
Nov 2 Bartolomeo Colleoni a famous statue showing him on horseback. He is also credited with having refurbished the Roman baths at Trescore Balneario
Dec 10 Paolo Uccello an Italian painter and a mathematician who was notable for his pioneering work on visual perspective in art. Giorgio Vasari in his book Lives of the Artists wrote that Uccello was obsessed by his interest in perspective and would stay up all night in his study trying to grasp the exact vanishing point. He used perspective in order to create a feeling of depth in his paintings and not, as his contemporaries, to narrate different or succeeding stories. His best known works are the three paintings representing the battle of San Romano
Dec 12 Joan of Portugal Queen consort of Castile as the second wife of King Henry IV of Castile and a Portuguese infanta, the posthumous daughter of King Edward of Portugal and his wife Eleanor of Aragon. She was born in the Quinta do Monte Olivete, Almada six months after the death of her father
Dec 19 Louis de Luxembourg Count of Saint-Pol Constable of France.