August 1456 in history

August 1456 events chronologically

Aug 24 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed

Died in August 1456

Aug 11 John Hunyadi a leading Hungarian military and political figure in Central and Southeastern Europe during the 15th century. According to most contemporary sources, he was son of a noble family of Romanian ancestry. He mastered his military skills on the southern borderlands of the Kingdom of Hungary that were exposed to Ottoman attacks. Appointed voivode of Transylvania and head of a number of southern counties, he assumed responsibility for the defense of the frontiers in 1441
Aug 20 Vladislav II of Wallachia a ruler of the principality of Wallachia, from 1447 to 1448, and again from 1448 to 1456.