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Battle of Barnet
Warwick the Kingmaker is killed in the Battle of Barnet .
Edward IV
Edward IV becomes King of England again .
Sao Tome
João de Santarém discovers the island of São Tomé .
1471 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 919/920 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1463/64
Aztec calendar 4th rabbit - Nahui Tochtli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 3rd house - Jei Calli )
Buddhist calendar 2014/15 (southern Buddhism); 2013/14 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the metal rabbit辛卯 ( at the beginning of the year metal tiger 庚寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 833/834 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 849/850
Islamic calendar 875/876 (turn of the year June 19-20)
Jewish calendar 5231/32 (September 15/16)
Coptic calendar 1187/88
Malayalam calendar 646/647
Seleucid era Babylon: 1781/82 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1782/83 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1509
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1527/28 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

England / Wars of the Roses

York victory over Lancaster.svg

April 14th : In the Wars of the Roses for the British throne, the Battle of Barnet is lost for " Warwick the Kingmaker " and he loses his life. The victor Edward IV moves on with his troops to Tewkesbury .

Battle of Tewkesbury
The execution of Edmund Beaufort


Holy Roman Empire

Republic of Venice

Niccolò Tron's coat of arms
The tron

Cristoforo Moro dies on November 10th after nine years in office as Doge of Venice . In the election of his successor, Niccolò Tron prevails against Pietro Mocenigo and Andrea Vendramin . The new doge reformed the Venetian coin system. He creates a new coin, the tron , which shows the doge's head in profile on the reverse in the manner of ancient coins, and which thus violates Venetian customs, in which every kind of personality cult in connection with the republic is rejected.

Ottoman Empire

Portugal and its voyages of discovery

City rights


Tupaq Yupanqui

science and technology


Sixtus IV., Painting by Justus van Gent

On July 26th, Pope Paul II dies in Rome at the age of 54 . After only three days of conclave , Francesco della Rovere was surprisingly elected Pope on August 9 , after the electoral college had demanded numerous surrenders from him. He takes the name Sixtus IV . From the Superior General of the Franciscan order a reconsideration of pastoral conductance is first expected, but in the same year, the first attempts to show his dissolute nepotism when he takes on 16 December  - contrary to the agreements of the election capitulations - two of his nephews, Pietro Riario and Giuliano della Rovere , appointed cardinals.

nature and environment


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