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Battle of Barnet
Warwick the Kingmaker falls at 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 19/20 June)
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 to Tewkesbury with his troops .

Battle of Tewkesbury
The execution of Edmund Beaufort


Holy Roman Empire

With the deselection of Peter Kistler as mayor of Bern , the twing gentlemen's dispute in the city ends for the time being in favor of the aristocratic party.

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, thereby violating 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

Emperor Friedrich III. raises the market Gottschee to the city.


Tupaq Yupanqui

science and technology

  • After August 9th: The University of Genoa is founded by Pope Sixtus IV by means of a papal bull.


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 . The general of the Franciscan order is initially expected to reflect on pastoral guiding values, but in the same year the first signs of his extravagant nepotism became apparent when on December 16 - contrary to the agreements of the electoral capitulations - he met two of his nephews, Pietro Riario and Giuliano della Rovere , appointed cardinals.

In the diocese of Raphoe in Ireland which is monastery Killydonnell founded.

nature and environment


Date of birth saved

Albrecht Dürer
  • May 21: Albrecht Dürer , German painter, graphic artist, mathematician and art theorist († 1528)
  • June 6: Jacob II of Baden , (titular) margrave of Baden, archbishop and elector of Trier († 1511)
  • July 15: Eskandar , Negus Negest of Ethiopia († 1494)
  • July: Jakob Locher , German humanist writer and translator († 1528)
  • August 27: George the Bearded , Duke of Saxony and Sagan († 1539)
  • September 2: Ercole Strozzi , Italian courtier and poet († 1508)
  • September 8: Wilhelm III. , Landgrave of Hessen-Marburg († 1500)
  • October 7th: Frederick I , King of Denmark and Norway, Duke of Schleswig and Holstein († 1533)

Exact date of birth unknown


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

  • January: Otto V , Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg (* after 1418)

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