Calendar overview 1486
|Elizabeth of York marries King Henry VII of England .|
|Agostino Barbarigo follows his brother Marco as Doge of Venice .||
Friedrich III. becomes
Elector of Saxony .
|1486 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||934/935 (turn of the year July)|
|Aztec calendar||6th house - Chicuace Calli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 5th Feuerstein - Macuilli Tecpatl )|
|Buddhist calendar||2029/30 (southern Buddhism); 2028/29 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||69th (70th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||848/849 (turn of the year April)|
|Dangun era (Korea)||3819/20 (2-3 October)|
|Islamic calendar||890/891/892 (turn of the year 6/7 January // 27/28 December)|
|Jewish calendar||5246/47 (August 30/31)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1796/97 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1797/98 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1542/43 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- January 18 : Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York at an urgent request from members of the House of Commons , thereby establishing the Tudor dynasty . The Wars of the Roses between the House of Lancaster and House of York can thus be finally settled. The heir to the throne Arthur Tudor is born in Winchester on September 20th and is greeted with cheers and bonfires in the streets.
Holy Roman Empire
- February 16 : Maximilian I , son of Friedrich III. , is elected King of the Holy Roman Empire in the Imperial Cathedral of St. Bartholomew in Frankfurt am Main while his father was still alive .
- March 11th : After the death of Albrecht Achilles , his eldest son Johann Cicero becomes the new Elector of Brandenburg . The remaining possessions of the House of Hohenzollern are divided between the two younger sons Friedrich II and Siegmund .
- April 9 : Maximilian I is crowned Rex Romanorum in the Imperial Cathedral of Aachen .
- August 26th : Due to the fatal fall of his father Ernst from a horse, Friedrich III inherits . the Kurland Sachsen-Wittenberg and becomes Elector of Saxony at the same time .
Republic of Venice
- August 14th : Agostino Barbarigo succeeds his brother Marco as Doge of Venice . It is one of the rare occasions when a family confronts the Doge in the Maritime Republic twice in a row . He allegedly introduces hand kissing and kneeling into the ceremony, which costs him a lot of sympathy, as well as his penchant for nepotism and the complete ignoring of his promissions .
- May 29th : Conquest of the Kingdom of Granada : When the city of Loja is conquered by Castilian troops, Muhammad XII. , Emir of Granada , captured again. However, he will be released in the summer to promote the civil war in the emirate.
- Muhammad XIII. , Nasrid Emir of Granada , is from his nephew and predecessor Muhammad XII. overthrown, but whose power remains controversial. The empire falls again into two spheres of power.
Portuguese voyages of discovery
- January: On his second voyage, which began the previous year, the Portuguese navigator Diogo Cão is the first European to reach Cabo Cross at 21 ° 46 'south latitude in what is now Namibia. On the headland he has a stone stele, a so-called padrão, erected. This point, north of Walvis Bay , is considered to be its furthest southward advance. On the same trip he discovered Cabo Frio and the Ilha dos Tigres . Diogo Cão is likely to drive the Congo to the Ielala waterfalls on the way back , as the names of Cão and two of his fellow travelers are later found there. Cão is believed to be killed on the return trip to Europe.
- Auítzotl succeeds his late brother Tízoc as ruler of the Aztec city Tenochtitlan . The Aztecs emerged from the reign of Tízoc weakened in foreign policy. This is shown in the fact that the heads of the neighboring states sharply reject the usual invitation to the accession ceremonies. Another sign of this is that the Aztec sources named places as war targets of the Auítzotl that had already been conquered by previous rulers, such as the Valley of Toluca . These are places that fell away from the Aztecs during the reign of Tízoc.
- The first guldengroschen , a pre-form of the thaler , are minted for the first time in Hall in Tirol .
- February 11 : Peregrinatio in terram sanctam , Bernhard von Breidenbach's report on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Jerusalem , appears in Mainz as an incunable in Latin. On June 21 , the first frühneuhochdeutsche issue is published.
- 1485/86 : Sandro Botticelli paints The Birth of Venus .
- around 1486: Master of the older prayer book Maximilian I.
- The Hexenhammer of Heinrich Kramer , one of the first printed "bestseller" appears in Speyer. It forms the basis and justification for centuries of persecution of witches .
- August 4th : The diocese of Malaga is established. Since Málaga is still in Moorish hands, the bishop is temporarily residing in Ronda .
- The Irish monastery of Burrishoole is subsequently approved by papal bull.
- Knight Bertram von Nesselrode founds the Liebfrauenthal monastery near Ehrenstein Castle in the Westerwald .
Date of birth saved
- January 6th : Martin Agricola , German music theorist and composer († 1556 )
- February 10 : Georg von der Pfalz , bishop in Speyer († 1529 )
- March 6th : Francysk Skaryna , Lithuanian humanist, doctor and translator, is considered the "first printer in Belarus" († 1541 )
- July 2 : Jacopo Sansovino , Italian sculptor and architect († 1570 )
- July 16 : Andrea del Sarto , Italian painter († 1530 )
- July 25 : Albrecht VII , Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow († 1547 )
- August 3 : Imperia Cognati , Roman courtesan († 1512 )
- August 24 : Siegmund von Herberstein , Austrian imperial councilor and envoy to the Russian court († 1566 )
- September 14 : Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim , German polymath, theologian, lawyer, doctor and philosopher († 1535 )
- September 20 : Arthur Tudor (Prince of Wales), Crown Prince of England († 1502 )
- October 10 : Charles III. , Duke of Savoy († 1553 )
- November 13 : Johannes Eck , German Catholic theologian († 1543 )
- December 9th : Philip III. , Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg († 1539 )
Exact date of birth unknown
- Hieronymus Ämiliani , founder of the Italian order and patron saint of orphans († 1537 )
- Johann Apel , German lawyer and humanist († 1536 )
- Melchior Fendt , German physicist and medic († 1564 )
Date of death secured
- February 12 : Margaretha of Austria , Duchess and Electress of Saxony (* around 1416 )
- March 11 : Albrecht Achilles , Elector of Brandenburg (* 1414 )
- March 30th : Thomas Bourchier , Archbishop of Canterbury (* 1411 )
- April 27 : Liborius von Schlieben , Bishop of Lebus and electoral council in Brandenburg
- June: Claus von Ahlefeldt , governor and lord of Gut Marslev and Torp (* 1420 )
- July 14th : Margaret of Denmark , Queen of Scotland (* 1456 )
- August 3 : Angelus Geraldini , diplomat, bishop of Sessa Aurunca and Cammin (* 1422 )
- August 14 : Marco Barbarigo , Doge of Venice (* around 1413 )
- August 23 : Maria von Kleve , Duchess of Orléans (* 1426 )
- August 26 : Ernst of Saxony , Elector of Saxony, Duke of Saxony, Landgrave in Thuringia and Margrave of Meissen (* 1441 )
Exact date of death unknown
Died around 1486
- Diogo Cão , Portuguese navigator and explorer
- Diebold Schilling the Elder , federal historian and author of the Bern Chronicle in the tradition of the Swiss illustrated chronicle (* around 1445 )