|Centuries:||14th century - 15th century - 16th century|
|Decades:||1420s 1430s 1440s - 1450s - 1460s 1470s 1480s|
|Years:|| 1450 1451 1452 1453 1454|
1455 1456 1457 1458 1459
|Categories:|| Births - Deaths - Architecture|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and TrendsEdit
- Johannes Gutenberg is credited with inventing the first movable type printing press in Mainz, Germany.
- 1453 - Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire lays siege and captures Constantinople, ending the political independence of the millennium-old Byzantine Empire.
- 1455 - Forces led by Richard, Duke of York and Richard, Earl of Warwick captured Lancastrian King Henry VI of England, beginning the Wars of the Roses with a Yorkist victory in the First Battle of St Albans.
- 1456 - Siege of Belgrade. The Hungarians under John Hunyadi rout the Turkish army of Sultan Mehmed II. The victory stopped the Ottoman Turkish advance towards Catholic Europe for 70 years.
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