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Events in 1466
|6 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|9 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 870 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|17 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|25 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|24 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|29 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|9 October:|| ||The Second Peace of Thorn between the Polish king Casimir IV and the Teutonic Knights is signed in the Hanseatic city of Thorn, ending the Thirteen Years' War which had begun in February 1454.|
|27 October:|| ||Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian, is born around this time in Rotterdam as he claims or Gouda as others maintain due to lack of evidence and abundance of rumour in the embarrassing defectus natalis case.|
|13 December:|| ||Donatello, Italian Renaissance sculptor, dies in Florence at age 80.|
People in 1466
Johannes Gutenberg, John Brugman, Niclas Gerhaert van Leyden, Philip the Good, Nezahualcoyotl, Jami, Henry VI, Johannes Müller, Ivan III the Great, Lorenzo de' Medici, Christopher Columbus, Richard III, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Frans van Brederode and Selim I celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1466 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1371, 1382, 1393, 1399, 1410, 1421, 1427, 1438, 1449 and 1455 in the century before it and 1477, 1483, 1494, 1500, 1505, 1511, 1522, 1533, 1539, 1550 and 1561 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?2017 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?1466 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 14 December 2017.