1484 in history

1484 events chronologically

Mar 2 The College of Arms is formally incorporated by Royal Charter signed by King Richard III of England
Mar 26 William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables
Jul 6 Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River
Jul 22 Battle of Lochmaben Fair: A 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured
Aug 29 Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV
Dec 5 Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany

Top 7 most famous people born in 1484

Jan 1 Huldrych Zwingli a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. Born during a time of emerging Swiss patriotism and increasing criticism of the Swiss mercenary system, he attended the University of Vienna and the University of Basel, a scholarly centre of Renaissance humanism. He continued his studies while he served as a pastor in Glarus and later in Einsiedeln, where he was influenced by the writings of Erasmus
Jan 17 George Spalatin the pseudonym taken by Georg Burkhardt , an important German figure in the history of the Reformation.
Feb 21 Joachim I Nestor Elector of Brandenburg a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, his nickname was taken from King Nestor of Greek mythology
Mar 4 George Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach a Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach from the House of Hohenzollern.
Apr 12 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger an Italian architect active during the Renaissance.
Apr 12 Rana Sanga the Rajput ruler of Mewar, which was located within the geographic boundaries of present-day India's modern state of Rajasthan. He ruled between 1509 and 1527
Apr 23 Julius Caesar Scaliger an Italian scholar and physician who spent a major part of his career in France. He employed the techniques and discoveries of Renaissance humanism to defend Aristotelianism against the new learning. In spite of his arrogant and contentious disposition, his contemporary reputation was high, judging him so distinguished by his learning and talents that, according to Jacques August de Thou, none of the ancients could be placed above him, and the age in which he lived could not show his equal

Died in 1484

Mar 4 Saint Casimir a crown prince of the Kingdom of Poland and of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania who became a patron saint of Lithuania, Poland, and the young. His feast day, the Saint Casimir's Day, is marked annually with Kaziuko mugė held on the Sunday nearest to March 4, the anniversary of his death, in Vilnius
Apr 9 Edward of Middleham Prince of Wales the only child of King Richard III of England and his queen consort, Anne Neville. He was Richard's only legitimate child and died aged ten
Jul 14 Federico I Gonzaga Marquess of Mantua marquess of Mantua from 1478 to 1484, as well as a condottiero.
Aug 12 Pope Sixtus IV Pope from 9 August 1471 to his death in 1484. His accomplishments as pope included building the Sistine Chapel; the group of artists that he brought together introduced the Early Renaissance into Rome with the first masterpieces of the city's new artistic age. He also established the Vatican Archives. Sixtus furthered the agenda of the Spanish Inquisition and annulled the decrees of the Council of Constance. He was famed for his nepotism and was personally involved in the infamous Pazzi Conspiracy
Aug 20 Ippolita Maria Sforza a member of the powerful Italian condottieri Sforza family which ruled the Duchy of Milan from 1450 until 1535. She was the first wife of Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, who later reigned as King Alfonso II of Naples
Nov 3 Ralph Neville 2nd Earl of Westmorland an English peer.
Nov 11 Luigi Pulci converted to Christianity by Orlando and follows the knight in many adventures.