Events in year of 1455

  • 02-23Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, Bible (estimated date)
  • 04-08Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
  • 05-03Jews flee Spain
  • 05-22Richard of York takes St. Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI

People born in year of 1455

  • 08-02Johan Cicero: Elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)

People died in year of 1455

  • 01-08Laurentius Justitianus [Lorenzo Giustiniani]: Saint, dies at 73
  • 02-18Fra Angelico: Italian Monk / painter
  • 03-24Nicholas V [Tommaso Parentucelli]: Italian Pope (1447-55), dies at 57
  • 03-24Rudolf van Diepholt: Bishop / Cardinal of Utrecht (1448-55)
  • 12-01Lorenzo Ghiberti: Italian sculptor, dies at 77

Events in year of 1456

  • 03-30Prince Louis of Bourbon elected Bishop of Liege
  • 04-07Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik
  • 07-07Though she had already been executed, Joan of Arc is acquitted
  • 12-05Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die

People born in year of 1456

  • 03-01Wladyslaw Jagiello: King of Bohemia / Hungary (1471 / 90-1516)
  • 07-28Jacopo Sannazaro: Italian poet (Arcadia)

People died in year of 1456

  • 05-01Hugues de Lannoy: Flemish Viceroy of Holland / Zealand
  • 11-03Edmund Turdor: Earl of Richmond
  • 11-25Jacques Coeur: French Merchant / banker, dies in battle