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Ivan III
Ivan III , Grand Duke of Moscow , stops paying tribute to the Golden Horde .
Siege of Murten in the Lucerne Chronicle
The confederates defeat Charles the Bold of Burgundy in the battle of Murten .
Hans Böhm as a preacher
Hans Böhm, the drummer from Niklashausen ,
calls on people to make a pilgrimage to Niklashausen .
He is executed as a heretic .
1476 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 924/925 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1468/69
Aztec calendar 9th tubes - Chicuhnahui Acatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 8th rabbit - Chicuei Tochtli )
Buddhist calendar 2019/20 (southern Buddhism); 2018/19 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the fire monkey丙申 ( at the beginning of the year wood sheep 乙未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 838/839 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 854/855
Islamic calendar 880/881 (turn of the year 25/26 April)
Jewish calendar 5236/37 (September 18-19)
Coptic calendar 1192/93
Malayalam calendar 651/652
Seleucid era Babylon: 1786/87 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1787/88 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1514
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1532/33 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Burgundy Wars

Battle of Grandson in the Lucerne Chronicle by Diebold Schilling the Elder J.

The timpanist from Niklashausen

Hans Böhm at the stake; Illustration from the Echter Chronicle, 16th century.
  • Spring: The herdsman Hans Böhm calls on people to make a pilgrimage to Niklashausen . He promises pilgrims complete indulgence from their sins in the name of the Virgin Mary . He also proclaims the social equality of men, common property and God's judgment over the vanity and insatiable greed of princes and high clergy. His sermons hit the soul of the people, so that enthusiastic listeners venerated him as a young holy man and prophet . In the short period of three months, he reportedly gained more than 70,000 followers. The ecclesiastical and secular authorities are following the resulting mass movement with great concern. On the orders of the Würzburg Prince-Bishop Rudolf II von Scherenberg , Hans Böhm was arrested, sentenced to death as a heretic in a fast-track trial and burned at the stake in Würzburg on July 19 . Because of his capture, there was a brief, spontaneous mass protest among the rural population on July 14, led by aristocrat Kunz von Thunfeld , which was bloodily suppressed.

Further events in the empire

The murder of Galeazzo Maria Sforza

Republic of Venice

Andrea Vendramin



  • With "Hans der preu" a brewer from Tölz is mentioned for the first time.

science and technology

  • November 23: Pope Sixtus IV approves the establishment of a university in Mainz .
  • The Buddhist lama and historian Gö Lotsawa completed the Blue Annals , one of the most famous and important works of traditional Tibetan historiography. The work consists of 15 chapters and 102 sections and primarily depicts the spread of Buddhism in Tibet from the 11th to the 15th centuries.


The adoration of the Magi
  • around 1476, Sandro Botticelli painted the painting Adoration of the Magi on wood in tempera . The picture was commissioned by the Florentine banker Guaspare di Zanobi del Lama, a friend of the Medici family , who ordered it as an altarpiece for his own family's burial chapel, the Cappella Lami in the church of Santa Maria Novella . On this work, also known as the Zanobi altar , there are not only the client but also several members of the Medici family can be identified, as well as presumably the artist himself.


Beatrix and Matthias
  • December 22nd: Matthias Corvinus , King of Hungary and Croatia and anti-king in Bohemia, marries the Neapolitan Princess Beatrix of Aragón in his second marriage . She was crowned Queen of Hungary ten days earlier. Under their influence, the Kingdom of Hungary rose to become a cultural center of the Renaissance.


Date of birth saved

  • March 12: Anna of Poland , Duchess of Pomerania († 1503)
  • May 19: Helena of Moscow , Grand Duchess of Lithuania and titular queen of Poland († 1513)
  • May 21: Karl von Baden , Canon in Strasbourg and Trier († 1510)
  • June 28: Gian Pietro Carafa, as Paul IV Pope († 1559)
  • July 21: Alfonso I d'Este , Duke of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio († 1534)
  • August 28: Kanō Motonobu , Japanese painter († 1559)
  • September 11th: Luise of Savoy , Duchess of Angoulême and mother of the French King Francis I († 1531)
  • October 26: Yi Gi , Korean politician and philosopher († 1552)
  • November 23: Yeonsangun , Korean king of the Joseon Dynasty († 1506)

Exact date of birth unknown

  • Philip I , Prince of Grubenhagen († 1551)
  • Josel von Rosheim (Joselmann Ben Gerschon Loans), representative and defender of the Jewish communities in legal and religious matters in the Holy Roman Empire and in Poland († 1554)
  • Ubaidullah , governor of Bukhara and Khan of the Uzbeks († 1539)

Born around 1476


Pietro Mocenigo's tomb in San Zanipolo in Venice
Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci (Sandro Botticelli)
  • April 26th: Simonetta Vespucci , artist museum and lover of Giuliano di Piero de 'Medici, was considered the most beautiful woman in Florence in her time (* 1453)
  • June 8th: George Neville , Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York (* around 1433)
  • July 3: Nicholas I , Duke of Opole (* 1420)
  • July 6th: Regiomontanus (Johannes Müller), German astronomer and mathematician (* 1436)
  • July 19: Hans Böhm , the drummer from Niklashausen, German preacher, is burned at the stake as a heretic (* 1458)
  • September 8: John II , Duke of Alençon and Count of Le Perche (* 1409)
  • December 1: Agnes , Duchess of Burgundy (* 1407)
  • December 4: Zdeněk Konopišťský ze Šternberka , Bohemian nobleman, diplomat and politician (* 1410)
  • December 12th: Friedrich I , Elector Palatinate (* 1425)
  • December 22nd: Isabella Neville , English noblewoman, Duchess of Clarence, eldest daughter of Richard Neville (* 1451)
  • December 26: Galeazzo Maria Sforza , Duke of Milan (* 1444)
  • Turn of the year 1476/1477: Vlad III. Drăculea , voivode of the Principality of Wallachia (* around 1431)

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