1479 in history

1479 events chronologically

Sep 4 The Treaty of Alcáçovas is signed by the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal

Top 7 most famous people born in 1479

Mar 12 Giuliano de' Medici Duke of Nemours an Italian nobleman, the third son of Lorenzo the Magnificent.
Mar 25 Vasili III of Russia the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1505 to 1533. He was the son of Ivan III Vasiliyevich and Sophia Paleologue and was christened with the name Gavriil. He had three brothers; Yuri, born in 1480, Simeon, born in 1487 and Andrei, born in 1490, as well as five sisters: Elena , Feodosiya , another Elena , another Feodosiya and Eudoxia
May 5 Guru Amar Das the third of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and was given the title of Sikh Guru on 26 March 1552. He died at an age of 95
May 12 Pompeo Colonna an Italian Cardinal, politician and condottiero.
Jun 15 Lisa del Giocondo a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany in Italy. Her name was given to Mona Lisa, her portrait commissioned by her husband and painted by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance
Nov 6 Joanna of Castile queen of Castile from 1504 and of Aragon from 1516. From the union of these two crowns modern Spain evolved. Joanna married Philip the Handsome, who was crowned King of Castile in 1506, initiating the rule of the Habsburgs in Spain. After Philip's death that same year, Joanna was deemed mentally ill and was confined to a nunnery for the rest of her life. Though she remained the legal queen of Castile throughout this time, her father, Ferdinand II of Aragon, was regent until his death, when she inherited his kingdom as well. From 1517, her son, Charles, ruled as king, while she nominally remained co-monarch
Dec 5 Ayşe Hafsa Sultan the first "Valide Sultan" of the Ottoman Empire, the daughter of Abd'ûl-Muin, wife of Selim I and mother of Suleiman the Magnificent. During the period between her son's enthronement in 1520 and her death in 1534, she was one of the most influential persons in the Empire, as her son's de facto co-regent during these fourteen years, coming second only to the sovereign, which is a point remarked also by the ambassadors of European powers at the Ottoman court

Died in 1479

Jan 18 Louis IX Duke of Bavaria Duke of Bavaria-Landshut from 1450. He was a son of Henry XVI the Rich and Margaret of Austria
Jan 20 John II of Aragon the King of Aragon from 1458 until 1479, and jure uxoris King of Navarre from 1425 until his death. He was the son of Ferdinand I and his wife Eleanor of Alburquerque. John is regarded as one of the most memorable kings of the 15th century
Feb 12 Eleanor of Navarre Aragon , Regent and the queen regnant of Navarre in 1479. She was crowned on 28 January 1479 in Tudela
Nov 6 James Hamilton 1st Lord Hamilton a Scottish nobleman, scholar and politician.