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Events in 1459
|2 March:|| ||Pope Adrian VI, the last non-Italian in that position until John Paul II, 456 years later, is born Adriaan Florisz Boeyens, a carpenter's son, in the bishopric of Utrecht in the Burgundian Netherlands.|
|22 March:|| ||Maximilian I, Holy Roman emperor from 1493 until his death, is born in Wiener Neustadt in Austria.|
|25 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|13 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|2 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 863 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|1 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|17 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|20 September:|| ||The Romanian capital of Bucharest is first mentioned as one of the residences of prince Vlad III Dracula at the “the Citadel of București”.|
|8 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
People in 1459
Donatello, Johannes Gutenberg, John Brugman, Niclas Gerhaert van Leyden, Cosimo de' Medici, Henry the Navigator, Philip the Good, Nezahualcoyotl, Jami, Henry VI, Johannes Müller, Ivan III the Great, Lorenzo de' Medici, Christopher Columbus, Richard III, Leonardo da Vinci and Amerigo Vespucci celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1459 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1369, 1375, 1386, 1397, 1403, 1414, 1425, 1431, 1442 and 1453 in the century before it and 1470, 1481, 1487, 1498, 1509, 1515, 1526, 1537, 1543 and 1554 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1459 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 April 2018.