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

Events in year of 1457

  • 03-22Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
  • 08-14Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
  • 08-15Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter, " completed

People born in year of 1457

  • 01-28Henry VII: Pembroke Castle -- 1st Tudor King of England (1485-1509)

People died in year of 1457

  • 08-01Laurentius Valla: Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50
  • 11-23Ladislaus V Posthumus: King of Hungary / Bohemia, dies at 17