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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Henry VI.
Henry VI.
defeated the Yorkists
at the Battle of Ludlow .
Certificate Vlad III.  Drăculea with mention of Bucharest
Bucharest is
in a document Vlad III. Drăculeas
first mentioned.
Fra Mauros world map, detailed view of Europe
The Venetian monk Fra Mauro designs a world map .
1459 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 907/908 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1451/52
Aztec calendar 5th rabbit - Macuilli Tochtli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 4th house - Nahui Calli )
Buddhist calendar 2002/03 (southern Buddhism); 2001/02 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the Earth- Rabbit 己卯 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Tiger 戊寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 821/822 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 837/838
Islamic calendar 863/864 (turn of the year October 27-28)
Jewish calendar 5219/20 (29/30 August)
Coptic calendar 1175/76
Malayalam calendar 634/635
Seleucid era Babylon: 1769/70 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1770/71 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1497
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1515/16 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

Sidonie's marriage to Albrecht; Mural from the 19th century in the Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen

Wars of the Roses in England

Lancaster victory over York.svg

Eastern Europe

The Serbian despotate before its conquest by the Ottomans

Asia Minor


science and technology

Fra Mauros world map
  • The Venetian monk Fra Mauro designs a world map.


Pius II, who was elected Pope last year, renames his native town of Corsignano Pienza and commissions the Florentine architect Bernardo Rossellino to develop the town into an ideal town.



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