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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Pope Pius II
Enea Silvio de 'Piccolomini becomes Pope Pius II.
Ferdinand I of Naples
Ferdinand I is enfeoffed
with the Kingdom of Naples .
1458 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 906/907 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1450/51
Aztec calendar 4th house - Nahui Calli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 3rd Feuerstein - Jei Tecpatl )
Buddhist calendar 2001/02 (southern Buddhism); 2000/01 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the Earth Tiger戊寅 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Ox 丁丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 820/821 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 836/837
Islamic calendar 862/863 (turn of the year November 7th / 8th)
Jewish calendar 5218/19 (September 8/9)
Coptic calendar 1174/75
Malayalam calendar 633/634
Seleucid era Babylon: 1768/69 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1769/70 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1496
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1514/15 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Central and Eastern Europe

Southern and Western Europe

When Alfonso V of Aragón , who as Alfonso I also holds the throne of Naples, at the height of the dispute with Pope Calixt III. , whose sponsor he was originally , dies on June 27th, Kalixt refuses his son Ferdinand the crown and confiscates the fief. Kalixt's nephew Pedro Luis is enfeoffed with the vicariates of Terracina and Benevento , which the deceased king previously held, and he is entrusted with leading the troops in the inevitable war against the Aragonese. In response, Ferdinand occupies the Kingdom of Naples . A few months later, after the Pope's death, he was entrusted with the fiefdom by his successor.

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On August 6th pope dies Calixt III. in Rome. On the conclave from August 14 to August 19 the election to Enea Silvio de 'Piccolomini falls, Prince-Bishop of Warmia and archdeacon of Xanten, which as Pope Pius II. Calls. The enthronement will take place on September 3rd . As Pope Piccolomini is now a staunch advocate of papalism and fights for the decision-making power of the Pope in all ecclesiastical and secular matters.


Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1458


First half of the year

Sarcophagus by Antoine de Vaudémont in the Église des Cordeliers in Nancy
Iñigo López de Mendoza
Tomb of Alfonso V

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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