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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Charles the Bold
Charles the Bold opens
the war against the Swiss Confederation .
Isabella of Castile
Isabella the Catholic
becomes Queen
of Castile .
The first patent law from Venice
The world's first patent law is enacted in Venice .
1474 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 922/923 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1466/67
Aztec calendar 7th house - Chicome Calli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 6th Feuerstein - Chicuace Tecpatl )
Buddhist calendar 2017/18 (southern Buddhism); 2016/17 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the wood horse甲午 ( at the beginning of the year water snake 癸巳)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 836/837 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 852/853
Islamic calendar 878/879 (turn of the year 17th / 18th May)
Jewish calendar 5234/35 (September 11-12)
Coptic calendar 1190/91
Malayalam calendar 649/650
Seleucid era Babylon: 1784/85 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1785/86 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1512
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1530/31 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Swiss Habsburg Wars

The Confederation 1474

Burgundy Wars

Hagenbach in court
Berner Chronik Diebold Schilling the Elder
The Burgundian Wars 1474 to 1477

Cologne collegiate feud

The siege of Neuss by Conradius Pfettisheim

Hanso-English War

Further events in the empire

Bogislaw X.

Other events in Europe

Nicolò Marcellos coat of arms

First documentary mentions


science and technology


Church of Mary in the Rock
  • Vincent from Kastav paints 46 Gothic frescoes in the pilgrimage church Maria im Fels near the Croatian village of Beram.
  • In Venice, Bartolomeo Platina wrote the budget book De honesta valuptate et valitudine ( Of the honest, small, also permitted lust of the body ), which was translated into numerous languages ​​in the following years and developed into the first “cookbook bestseller” of the Renaissance. It is based on the recipes of the personal chef of the Bishop of Aquileia .



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Date of death secured

Nicolò Marcellos tomb in San Zanipolo in Venice

Exact date of death unknown

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