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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 14th century15th century16th century
Decades: 1410s  1420s  1430s  – 1440s –  1450s  1460s  1470s
Years: 1446 1447 144814491450 1451 1452

Events of 1449

  • January 6 – Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor, at Mistra. He was the last in a line of rulers that can be traced to the founding of Rome.
  • April 7 – The last Antipope, Felix V abdicates.
  • April 19Pope Nicholas V elected by the Council of Basel
  • April 25 – The Council of Basel dissolves itself.
  • August 13 – Brandenburg Margrave Albrecht Achilles takes the Lichtenau fortress from Nuremberg in the First Margrave War.
  • September 8 – Battle of Tumu Fortress – the Oirat Mongols defeat the Ming Dynasty army and capture the Zhengtong Emperor of China; the latter is officially deposed while his brother ascends as the Jingtai Emperor the next year in 1450.
  • October 29 – French recapture Rouen from the English



  • May 20 – Infante Pedro, Duke of Coimbra (born 1392)
  • October 27Ulugh Beg, Timurid ruler and astronomer (born 1394)
  • date unknown
    • Anne Beauchamp, 15th Countess of Warwick (born 1443)
    • Alexander of Islay, Earl of Ross, Lord of the Isles
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