< MCDLXVIII = 1468 >
Events in 1468
|3 February:|| ||Johannes Gutenberg, German goldsmith and inventor of modern book printing, dies in Mainz, aged around 70.|
|25 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 872 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|17 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|24 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|5 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|1 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|5 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
People in 1468
John Brugman, Niclas Gerhaert van Leyden, 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, Selim I and Desiderius Erasmus celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1468 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1384, 1412 and 1440 in the century before it and 1496, 1524 and 1552 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?1468 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 January 2018.