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Heads of State · Nekrolog

becomes the last remnant of
the Roman Empire .
Peuerbach theoricarium
The astronomer Georg von Peuerbach dies in Vienna.
Hagia Sophia, Trebizond
The Hagia Sophia in Trebizond is mosque .
1461 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 909/910 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1453/54
Aztec calendar 7. Feuerstein - Chicome Tecpatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 6th pipes - Chicuace Acatl )
Buddhist calendar 2004/05 (southern Buddhism); 2003/04 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the Metal Snake辛巳 ( at the beginning of the year Metal Dragon 庚辰)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 823/824 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 839/840
Islamic calendar 865/866 (New Year 5th / 6th October)
Jewish calendar 5221/22 (September 4th / 5th)
Coptic calendar 1177/78
Malayalam calendar 636/637
Seleucid era Babylon: 1771/72 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1772/73 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1499
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1517/18 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

England / Wars of the Roses

The House of York won against the House of Lancaster in 1461.

Edward, Earl of March , who after the death of his father, Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York in December of last year, the House of York in the Rose wars quotes, defeated on Feb. 2 , the Lancastrians under Owen Tudor and Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford , at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross . On February 17th the Second Battle of St Albans takes place , in which the Yorkists under Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick , are defeated by the House of Lancaster under Margaret of Anjou .

On March 28, the minor battle at Ferrybridge ends in a draw. But the very next day the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil takes place: the House of York wins the Battle of Towton against the House of Lancaster , and Edward IV's way to the English throne is free. He is crowned king on June 28th .

Holy Roman Empire


Louis XI. from France

Ottoman Empire / Trebizond

The kingdom of Trebizond when it was conquered in 1461, to the south the allied kingdom of the White Mutton under Uzun Hasan

Voyages of discovery

First documentary mentions



Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1461


January to July

Owen Tudor's coat of arms

August to December

High tomb Giorgio Fieschi in the Cathedral of Genoa

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1461

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