What Happened In History Year 1455
Historical Events for the Year 1455
- 8th January » The Romanus Pontifex is written.
- 23rd February » Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western culture named Western book printed with movable type.
- 1st May » Battle of Arkinholm, Royal forces end the Black Douglas hegemony in Scotland.
- 22nd May » Start of the Wars of the Roses: at the First Battle of St Albans, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York called Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.
Famous Deaths in History for 1455
- 18th February » Fra Angelico, Italian painter (b. 1395)
- 24th March » Pope Nicholas V (b. 1397)
- 22nd May » Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1406)
- 22nd May » Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English commander (b. 1393)
- 1st December » Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor (b. 1378)
Historical events for the year 1455 by month