December 1460 in history

December 1460 events chronologically

Dec 30 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield

Died in December 1460

Dec 14 Guarino da Verona an early figure in the Italian Renaissance.
Dec 30 Richard of York 3rd Duke of York a leading English magnate, a great-grandson of King Edward III through his father and a great-great-great-grandson of that king through his mother. He inherited great estates, and served in various offices of state in France at the end of the Hundred Years' War, and in England, ultimately governing the country as Lord Protector during Henry VI's madness. His conflicts with Henry's wife, Margaret of Anjou, and other members of Henry's court, as well as his competing claim on the throne, were a leading factor in the political upheaval of mid-fifteenth-century England, and a major cause of the Wars of the Roses. Richard eventually attempted to take the throne but was dissuaded, although it was agreed that he would become King on Henry's death Within a few weeks of securing this agreement, he died in battle
Dec 30 Edmund Earl of Rutland the fifth child and second surviving son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. He was born in Rouen
Dec 31 Richard Neville 5th Earl of Salisbury a Yorkist leader during the early parts of the Wars of the Roses.