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Sofia Palaiologa
Sofia Palaiologa marries Grand Duke Ivan III.
Representation of Nezahualcóyotl in the Codex Ixtlilxóchitl
Nezahualcóyotl , king of the Chichimean Acolhua , dies.
Gulf of Guinea
João de Santarém reached today's equatorial island of Príncipe , which he initially baptized Santo António .
1472 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 920/921 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1464/65
Aztec calendar 5th tubes - Macuilli Acatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 4th rabbit - Nahui Tochtli )
Buddhist calendar 2015/16 (southern Buddhism); 2014/15 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the water dragon壬辰 ( at the beginning of the year metal rabbit 辛卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 834/835 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 850/851
Islamic calendar 876/877 (turn of the year June 7th / 8th)
Jewish calendar 5232/33 (September 2/3)
Coptic calendar 1188/89
Malayalam calendar 647/648
Seleucid era Babylon: 1782/83 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1783/84 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1510
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1528/29 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Voyages of discovery

Holy Roman Empire

Byzantine Empire / Grand Duchy of Moscow

  • The Moscow Grand Duke Ivan III. marries the Byzantine princess Zoe through the Pope's mediation . The bridal procession sets off from Rome on July 24th and contains, among other things, Greek representatives from the Sofias brothers and a legacy from the Pope. They reach Pskov on October 11th and stay there for seven days before moving on to Novgorod , which they reach on October 25th . On October 30th, the bridal procession continues towards Moscow . Shortly before Moscow, an incident occurs: The Pope's legacy carries a Latin cross in front of him, which Metropolitan Philip ultimately forbids. The entourage moves into the city on November 12th . The Moscow metropolitan trusts Ivan III. and Zoe after the Orthodox ceremony in the wooden Church of the Assumption of Mary. Then Zoe changes her name to Sophia .


Market square in Pirna with the church of St. Mary, the Canaletto house and on the right house no. 10, 1472–1686 seat of the iron chamber
  • In the Electorate of Saxony is Eisenkammer Pirna founded, whose job it is to drive or within their jurisdiction, the so-called iron Pirnaer area, iron products obtained allot. It is based in the house on Markt 10, today's town hall, in the old town .

science and technology

Louis the Rich



Coat of arms of Charles the Bold 1472

nature and environment


Date of birth saved

Piero de Medici as a youth
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1472


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Bust of Battista Sforza

Exact date of death unknown

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