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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1453 AD

January

January 6: Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria

April

April 21: Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople

May

May 29: Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
May 29: French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated

July

July 4: 41 Jewish martyrs burned at stake at Breslau
July 17: 1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops
July 23: Battle at Gavere: Philip the Good beats Gentse rebellion

October

October 19: 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war
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