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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Henry VI.
Henry VI.
once again conquered
the crown of England .
Binding of the Tschachtlan chronicle
Bendicht Tschachtlan and
Heinrich Dittlinger produce
the Tschachtlan chronicle .
Functioning of the Jacob's staff
Regiomontanus further developed the Jacob's staff around 1470 .
1470 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 918/919 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1462/63
Aztec calendar 3rd house - Jei Calli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 2nd Feuerstein - Ome Tecpatl )
Buddhist calendar 2013/14 (southern Buddhism); 2012/13 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the Metal Tiger庚寅 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Ox Jahres)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 832/833 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 848/849
Islamic calendar 874/875 (turn of the year 29/30 June)
Jewish calendar 5230/31 (August 26-27)
Coptic calendar 1186/87
Malayalam calendar 645/646
Seleucid era Babylon: 1780/81 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1781/82 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1508
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1526/27 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Wars of the Roses in England

Wars of the Roses

March 12 : During the Wars of the Roses , the Battle of Losecote Field ends with the success of the House of York under England's King Edward IV over the House of Lancaster under Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick , known as "Warwick the Kingmaker" with George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence , this time tried in vain to bring a new king to the English throne. Richard Neville is charged as a traitor and has to flee to France.

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick

Northern Europe

Sten Sture the elder

Holy Roman Empire

Illustration to the Twingherrenstreit in Diebold Schilling's Bern Chronicle, 1485

With the election of the master butcher Peter Kistler for Schultheissen of Bern on April 23 starting Twingherrenstreit between the nobility and the notables of the city. With the intention of expelling the noble families from the council and curtailing their powers and privileges in favor of the city of Bern, the council passed a strict dress code that aroused fierce resistance from the nobility. During a fair in the Bern Minster , the von Bubenberg , von Erlach , von Diesbach , Matter, von Ringoltingen and others demonstratively appear in their forbidden clothes. This leads to a court hearing in which the noble families insist on their outward demarcation from the common people and defend this as an innate privilege willed by God. The spokesman for the nobility party and the main opponent of Peter Kistler is the master furrier Hans Fränkli . The process ends with fines and everyone involved is banned from the city of Bern for one month. After a short period of time, however, the Bernese Council felt compelled, for economic reasons, to let the exiles back into the city and to change the clothing laws in favor of the noble families.

Voyages of discovery

First documentary mentions

  • First documentary mention of the town of Oberhof in the Thuringian Forest.
  • First documentary mention of Syburg Castle .

science and technology


Around 1470 Johannes Müller, known as Regiomontanus , continued to develop the Jacob's staff .

Schwabacher lettering

Schwabacher , a variant of the broken script, was created around 1470 .


Arnold Therhoernen is the first to use custodians for printed books.

Bern councilors Bendicht Tschachtlan and Heinrich Dittlinger produced the Tschachtlan chronicle , the oldest surviving Swiss illustrated chronicle . It is a paper manuscript with 230 colored, mostly full-page illustrations.

The White Book of Sarnen

The White Book of Sarnen is created, a collection of federal documents and historiography of central Switzerland written by the Obwalden Landschreiber Hans Schriber . The legend of William Tell was first written down in the book .


Paul II

Pope Paul II stipulates that the Catholic Jubilee should invariably take place every 25 years, starting with the year 1475 .

nature and environment

Historical maps and views

Territories and dominions in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa around 1470


Date of birth saved

Charles VIII of France
Selim I.

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1470


Date of death secured

King Charles VIII burial place in Riddarholmskyrkan

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

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