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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 14th century15th century16th century
Decades: 1420s  1430s  1440s  – 1450s –  1460s  1470s  1480s
Years: 1449 1450 145114521453 1454 1455


  • March – Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor becomes the last to be crowned in Rome.
  • Portuguese navigator Diogo de Teive discovers Corvo Island in the Azores.
  • 18 JunePope Nicholas V issues the bull Dum Diversas, legitimising the colonial slave trade.
  • October – English troops under John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, land in Guyenne, France, and retake most of the province without a fight.
  • A major eruption of the South Pacific volcano Kuwae in Vanuatu has a subsequent global cooling effect (the eruption released more sulfate than any other event in the past 700 years).
  • Battle of Bealach nam Broig, a Scottish clan battle.
  • Murder of William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas by James II of Scotland at Stirling Castle.
  • Revolt of Ghent: Forces of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, clash multiple times with rebel militia from Ghent in the region around Ghent.



  • February 10
    • Svitrigaila, Grand Prince of Lithuania
    • Michał Bolesław Zygmuntowicz, Prince of Black Ruthenia
  • May 26 – John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • December 12 – Guillaume Huin d'Estaing, Catholic cardinal
  • date unknown
    • Nicholas Close, English bishop
    • Gemistus Pletho, philosopher
    • William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas

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