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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Niklaus von Flüe
The Swiss hermit and mystic Niklaus von Flüe dies.
Henry VII
King Henry VII
consolidates his power in England .
The roses of Lancaster (red) and York (white)
The Wars of the Roses in England flare up one last time.
1487 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 935/936 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1479/80
Aztec calendar 7. Rabbit - Chicome Tochtli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 6th house - Chicuace Calli )
Buddhist calendar 2030/31 (southern Buddhism); 2029/30 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the fire sheep丁未 ( at the beginning of the year fire horse 丙午)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 849/850 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3820/21 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 865/866
Islamic calendar 892/893 (turn of the year 16/17 December)
Jewish calendar 5247/48 (September 17/18)
Coptic calendar 1203/04
Malayalam calendar 662/663
Seleucid era Babylon: 1797/98 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1798/99 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1525
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1543/44 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Wars of the Roses in England

Tudor rose

Iberian Peninsula

  • April 27th : After several weeks of siege, the city of Vélez-Málaga surrenders to the Castilian troops.
  • At the beginning of May, envoys of the Catholic Kings held negotiations with the commander of the city of Malaga , who, however, refused to surrender the city without a fight. In order to avoid a prolonged siege of the city, King Ferdinand decides to attack from the front. The result was the "bloodiest and most bitter battle of the war for the Moorish Empire of Granada." The attack had to be stopped without result. The siege of the city begins.
  • August 18th : Málaga, previously part of the Nasrid Emirate of Granada , is captured by the forces of the Catholic Kings during the Reconquista .

Other events in Europe

Empire of China

Emperor Hongzhi
  • September 9 : After the death of his father Chenghua , Hongzhi becomes Emperor of China from the Ming Dynasty . His government is strictly based on the ideal of Confucianism , he works closely with his ministers and officials, reduces the tax burden, saves on government spending and makes good choices when it comes to appointing his advisors.

Other events in Asia

Voyages of discovery





Date of birth saved

  • July 5 : Johann Gramann , German Evangelical Lutheran pastor, theologian, pedagogue, humanist, reformer and hymn poet († 1541 )
  • July 17 : Ismail I , Azerbaijani Shah of Iran and founder of the Safavid dynasty († 1524 )

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1487


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

  • October / November: John Hothby , English music theorist and composer (* around 1430 )

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