Category Archives: 15th Century

Historical Facts from 1401 to 1500 CE

July 24, 1487

On July 24, 1487, the citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands proved to the world that they had their priorities right. Prior to July 24, the aldermen of Leeuwarden had banned the sale of any beer not brewed in Leeuwarden, which… Continue reading

Posted in 15th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

July 16, 1439

On July 16, 1439, the Plague was ravaging through England and its young king, Henry VI was desperate to stop its deadly advance. So what did the 18-year old king do? He banned kissing. If people didn’t get close enough to kiss… Continue reading

Posted in 15th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

March 9, 1497

On March 9, 1497 Nicholas Copernicus made the first recorded astronomical observation. Without the use of a telescope, he wrote that he saw the Moon eclipse the brightest star in the eye of the Taurus constellation. The next day he … Continue reading

Posted in 15th Century | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

November 30, 1487

On November 30, 1487, Germany enacted the first German Beer Purity Law in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria. He stated that beer should be brewed only from water, malt and hops. This prove so popular that in the … Continue reading

Posted in 15th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

July 7, 1456

On July 7, 1456, Joan of Arc’s heresy verdict was thrown out 25 years after her death. It turns out that just because she was a woman who was able to beat the English in military combat, it did not … Continue reading

Posted in 15th Century | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 15th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 15th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 15th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 15th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 15th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment