1481 in history

1481 events chronologically

May 3 The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties
Dec 26 Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht

Top 7 most famous people born in 1481

Jan 15 Ashikaga Yoshizumi the 11th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1494 to 1508 during the Muromachi period of Japan. He was the son of Ashikaga Masatomo and grandson of the sixth shogun Ashikaga Yoshinori. Yoshizumi was first called Yoshitō , then Yoshitaka
Mar 2 Franz von Sickingen a German knight, one of the most notable figures of the first period of the Reformation.
Mar 7 Baldassare Peruzzi an Italian architect and painter, born in a small town near Siena and died in Rome. He worked for many years with Bramante, Raphael, and later Sangallo during the erection of the new Peter's. He returned to his native Siena after the Sack of Rome where he was employed as architect to the Republic. For the Sienese he built new fortifications for the city and designed a remarkable dam on the Bruna River near Giuncarico. He seems to have moved back to Rome permanently by 1535
May 14 Ruprecht of the Palatinate (Bishop of Freising) the third son of Philip, Elector Palatine of the House of Wittelsbach and he was Bishop of Freising from 1495 to 1498.
Jul 1 Christian II of Denmark reigned as King of Denmark and Norway from 1513 until 1523 and of Sweden from 1520 until 1521. He was the oldest son of King John and belonged to the House of Oldenburg. Denmark was then an elective monarchy in which the nobility elected the new king, who had to share his power with them. After his short reign in Sweden, where he was also known as Christian the Tyrant , he was deposed by the nobleman Gustav Vasa. His reign in Denmark and Norway was cut short when his uncle deposed him and took the thrones as Frederick Christian was then exiled to the Netherlands, then ruled by his brother-in-law, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Aug 12 Jorge de Lencastre Duke of Coimbra a Portuguese Prince, illegitimate son of King John II of Portugal and Ana de Mendonça, a maid of Joanna la Beltraneja. He became the second Duke of Coimbra in 1509. He was also master of the Order of Santiago and administrator of the Order of Aviz from 1492 to 1550
Aug 28 Francisco de Sá de Miranda For the 19th century Venezuelan politician with similar name, see Francisco de Miranda.

Died in 1481

May 3 Mehmed the Conqueror an Ottoman sultan who ruled first for a short time from August 1444 to September 1446, and later from February 1451 to May 1481. At the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire. Mehmed continued his conquests in Anatolia with its reunification, and in Southeast Europe as far west as Bosnia. Being a highly regarded conqueror, Mehmed is considered a hero in modern-day Turkey and parts of the wider Muslim world. Among other things, Istanbul's Fatih district, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Fatih Mosque are named after him
May 15 Euphrosynus of Pskov a Russian monk and founder of a monastic community.
May 21 Christian I of Denmark a Danish monarch of the Oldenburg dynasty, King of Denmark , Norway and Sweden , under the Kalmar Union. In Sweden his short tenure as monarch was preceded by regents, Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna and Erik Axelsson Tott and succeeded by regent Kettil Karlsson Vasa. Also Duke of Schleswig and Holstein 1460–81
Aug 28 Afonso V of Portugal King of Portugal and the Algarves. His sobriquet refers to his conquests in Northern Africa
Sep 5 John I Duke of Cleves Duke of Cleves and Count of Mark.
Sep 21 Bartolomeo Platina an Italian Renaissance humanist writer and gastronomist.
Nov 7 Barbara of Brandenburg (1423–1481) a Marchioness consort of Mantua, married in 1433 to Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua.