1480 in history

1480 events chronologically

Aug 12 Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam; they are later honored in the Church
Oct 8 Great stand on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which results in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and the eventual disintegration of the Horde

Top 7 most famous people born in 1480

Jan 10 Margaret of Austria Duchess of Savoy Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands from 1507 to 1515 and again from 1519 to 1530.
Feb 13 Girolamo Aleandro an Italian cardinal, and the first cardinal appointed in pectore.
Apr 10 Philibert II Duke of Savoy the Duke of Savoy from 1497 until his death.
Apr 18 Lucrezia Borgia the daughter of Pope Alexander VI and Vannozza dei Cattanei. Her brothers included Cesare Borgia, Giovanni Borgia, and Gioffre Borgia
Jun 1 Tiedemann Giese a member of the patrician Giese family of Danzig. His father was Albrecht Giese and his brother, the Hanseatic League merchant Georg Giese. Another relative was Albrecht Giese. Tiedemann became Bishop of Culm first canon, later Prince-Bishop of Warmia
Oct 1 Saint Cajetan an Italian Catholic priest and religious reformer, who helped found the Theatines. He is recognised as a saint in the Catholic Church, and his feast day is August 7
Oct 20 Vannoccio Biringuccio an Italian metallurgist. He is best known for his manual on metalworking, De la pirotechnia, published posthumously in 1540. Biringuccio is considered by some as the father of the foundry industry as De la pirotechnia is the first printed account of proper foundry practice. It also gives details of mining practice, the extraction and refining of numerous metals, alloys such as brass, and compounds used in foundries and explosives. It preceded the printing of De re metallica by Georgius Agricola by 14 years

Died in 1480

May 19 Jan Długosz a Polish priest, chronicler, diplomat, soldier, and secretary to Bishop Zbigniew Oleśnicki of Kraków.
Jun 6 Vecchietta an Italian Sienese School painter, sculptor, goldsmith and architect of the Renaissance. He is among the artists profiled in Vasari's Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori
Jul 6 Antonio Squarcialupi an Italian organist and composer. He was the most famous organist in Italy in the mid-15th century
Aug 10 René of Anjou Duke of Anjou, Count of Provence , Count of Piedmont, Duke of Bar , Duke of Lorraine , King of Naples , titular King of Jerusalem and Aragon.
Aug 14 Martyrs of Otranto Antonio Primaldo and his companion martyrs, also known as the Martyrs of Otranto, were 813 inhabitants of the Salentine city of Otranto in southern Italy who were killed on August 14, 1480. The mass execution is often explained as taking place after the Otrantins refused to convert to Islam when the city fell to an Ottoman force under Gedik Ahmed Pasha
Sep 1 Ulrich V Count of Württemberg called "der Vielgeliebte" , Count of Württemberg. He was the younger son of Count Eberhard IV and Henriette of Mömpelgard
Oct 18 Uhwudong a Korean dancer, writer, artist, and poet from a noble family in the Joseon Dynasty of the 15th century. Most of her work has not been preserved