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Antonello da Messina
The painter
Antonello da Messina dies.
Christian I.
King Christian I of Denmark founds the University of Copenhagen .
Battle on the Brodfeld
The Ottoman Empire suffers a defeat against Hungary
in the battle of the Brodfeld .
1479 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 927/928 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1471/72
Aztec calendar 12. Rabbit - Matlactli omome Tochtli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 11th house - Matlactli ozce Calli )
Buddhist calendar 2022/23 (southern Buddhism); 2021/22 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the Earth-Pig己亥 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Dog 戊戌)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 841/842 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 857/858
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Jewish calendar 5239/40 (September 15/16)
Coptic calendar 1195/96
Malayalam calendar 654/655
Seleucid era Babylon: 1789/90 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1790/91 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1517
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1535/36 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Ottoman Empire / Florence

Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli , one of the main assassins of the Pazzi conspiracy against the Medici and alleged murderer Giuliano di Piero de 'Medicis , who managed to escape to the Ottoman Empire last year , is arrested in Constantinople on the orders of Sultan Mehmed II in the spring . At the end of the year Lorenzo de 'Medici achieved his extradition to Florence through negotiations with the Sublime Porte . Bandini is returned to Florence, sentenced to death on December 28, and hanged the following day in the Palazzo del Bargello .

Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe

The Republic of Venice under the doge Giovanni Mocenigo , who was newly elected last year, makes peace with the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Mehmed II on January 24th and has to forego the Argolis , Negroponte, Skutari and Lemnos and also pay tribute 10,000 gold ducats every year.

At the beginning of the reign of Matthias Corvinus, the Hungarian generals Pál Kinizsi and István Báthory win an important victory over the Turks in the Battle of Brodfeld on October 13th . The Ottomans under Ali Kodscha are crushed. The defeat of the Ottomans means that they no longer attack southern Hungary and Transylvania for a long time .

Peace of Olomouc 1479

With the Peace of Olomouc , Matthias Corvinus and Wladislaw von Poland put an end to the ten-year Bohemian-Hungarian conflict. Corvinus renounces further claims in Bohemia , but keeps the Bohemian neighboring countries Moravia , Silesia , Upper and Lower Lusatia and the title of King of Bohemia . The Bohemian claims to rule of the one who was to die first should fall to the other. With this provision, the constitutional unity of the Bohemian Crown is preserved, even if there are currently two kings.

Holy Roman Empire

  • June 27th : With the death of Philip I , whose two sons died before him, the male line of the Katzenelnbogen dies out. The County of Katzenelnbogen including the capital of the same name and the city of Darmstadt falls to Landgrave Heinrich III. von Hessen , who is married to Anna von Katzenelnbogen. Because of this heritage, he is nicknamed "the rich". For some time, Darmstadt sank from an important secondary residence to the status of a provincial town.

West and South West Europe

Duke Maximilian I of Burgundy from the House of Habsburg defeated the French under Philippe de Crèvecœur in the battle of Guinegate on August 17th with his army . King Louis XI. wanted to incorporate further Burgundian possessions into his empire.

The Treaty of Alcáçovas , signed on September 4th in Toledo , Castile, ended the War of the Castilian Succession between Castile and Portugal . The Portuguese King Alfonso V declares that he is renouncing all claims to the Castilian throne, in return the Portuguese sovereignty over all waters and lands south of Cape Bojador is affirmed. Only the Canary Islands are awarded Castile.


First documentary mentions

Furna is first mentioned in a document.

science and technology

Culture and society

  • July 10th : The city council of Leipzig decides to “eren the city and all citizens for the benefit and pious” of the city piper . The first Leipzig town pipers are Hans Nagel and his two sons. You have to help shape the music in the churches, to blow regularly at the town hall and to play it for festivities. The town pipers must take an exam and take an oath before taking office.
Palazzo Dario
  • Giovanni Dario, Secretary of the Senate of the Republic of Venice, commissioned the well-known architect Pietro Lombardo to build a palazzo in the Sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro , directly on the Grand Canal at the beginning of the Rio delle Torreselle. The Palazzo Dario is completed in 1487 . The body of the building is built in the typical Italian Gothic style, while the facade represents the Renaissance .


  • around 1479: Peter Henlein , German locksmith and alleged inventor of the portable clock († 1542 )


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August to December

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1479

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