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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 14th century15th century16th century
Decades: 1410s  1420s  1430s  – 1440s –  1450s  1460s  1470s
Years: 1445 1446 144714481449 1450 1451

Events of 1448

  • January 5/ 6 – Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden dies with no designated heir, leaving all three kingdoms with vacant thrones. Brothers Bengt Jönsson Oxenstierna and Nils Jönsson Oxenstierna are selected to serve as co-regents of Sweden.
  • June 20 – The Regency period of Sweden ends with the election of Karl Knutsson Bonde as King Charles VIII of Sweden.
  • June 28 – Charles VIII of Sweden is publicly hailed as king at Mora Stones.
  • September 28 – Christian of Oldenburg, betrothed to Queen Dowager Dorothea of Brandenburg, becomes King Christian I of Denmark.
  • October 17 – Battle of Kosovo – Hungarian forces under John Hunyadi are defeated by the Turks due to the treachery of Prince Dan of Wallachia and George Brankovic of Serbia.
  • Queens' College, Cambridge founded by Margaret of Anjou.
  • Vatican Library founded by Pope Nicholas V.
  • Vlad III the Impaler becomes reigning Prince of Wallachia for two months before being deposed by Vladislav II.
  • After a long episode of drought, flood, locust infestation, and famine in Ming Dynasty China since the year 1434, these natural afflicitions finally wane and agriculture and commerce return to a state of normalcy.


  • November 4 – King Alphonso II of Naples (died 1495)
  • date unknown
    • Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (died 1478)
    • Nicholas I, Duke of Lorraine (died 1473)


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