May 1481 in history

May 1481 events chronologically

May 3 The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties

Born in May 1481

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.

Died in May 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