Category Archives: 15th Century

Historical Facts from 1401 to 1500 CE

June 17, 1462

On June 17, 1462, Vlad Dracula, also known as the Impaler, attacked and tried to assassinate the Ottoman Sultan, Mehmed the Conqueror. He failed and retreated from his country of Wallachia to Hungary, where Matthias Corvinus, the Hungarian king had … Continue reading

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May 21, 1471

On May 21, 1471, King Henry VI was killed in the Tower of London. His cousin Edward IV became his successor. With all the kings, princes, queens, princesses, and other nobility killed in the Tower of London, you’d think that … Continue reading

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March 15, 1493

On March 15, 1493, Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the New World. When he met with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, they eagerly asked if he had brought them gold and spices, like the explorers who … Continue reading

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February 18, 1478

On February 18, 1478, George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence,  House of York was executed by his older brother and King of England, Edward IV, for treason. His manner of death? It is rumored that  he was drowned in a butt … Continue reading

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January 13, 1404

On January 13, 1404, the English Parliament passed the Act of Multipliers, forbidding Multiplication. This wasn’t a bunch of rich nobs prejudiced against mathematics, but instead, at the time, multiplication also meant the production of precious metals through alchemy. The … Continue reading

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February 17, 1454

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1454 at a grand feast and after many, many drinks, Philip the Good of Burgundy took the “vow of the pheasant” by which he swore to fight the Turks. At that time the Turks … Continue reading

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February 7, 1497

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1497 in the Italian city of Florence, the supporters of the Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola collected (sometimes without the owners’ consent, okay, many times without the owners’ consent) and publicly burned thousands of objects … Continue reading

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July 16, 1439

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1439 the Parliament of King Henry VI banned kissing. The was in response to a particularly virulent infection that was being spread and after having determined that evil spirits, the evil eye, and smoke-free … Continue reading

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April 7th, 1498

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1498, King Charles VIII of France died when he ran into a tennis court and stuck his head on a low wooden beam. He was 28 years old at the time. No one was … Continue reading

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April 9, 1454

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1454 the city states of Venice, Milan and Florence signed a peace agreement at Lodi, Italy. This was done so the Italian national sport of political poisonings and dark alley assassinations could be resumed … Continue reading

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