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|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1410s 1420s 1430s – 1440s – 1450s 1460s 1470s|
|Years:||1438 1439 1440 – 1441 – 1442 1443 1444|
|1441 by topic|
|Arts and science|
|Architecture - Art|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
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|Births - Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1441 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2194|
|Bahá'í calendar||−403 – −402|
|English Regnal year||19 Hen. 6 – 20 Hen. 6|
|Chinese calendar||庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
4137 or 4077
— to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4138 or 4078
|- Vikram Samvat||1497–1498|
|- Shaka Samvat||1363–1364|
|- Kali Yuga||4542–4543|
|Japanese calendar||Eikyō 13 / Kakitsu 1
|Minguo calendar||471 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1984|
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- February – The Republic of Venice annexes the seigniory of Ravenna, ending the Da Polenta dynasty.
- April 9 – Christopher of Bavaria succeeds Karl Knutsson Borde as king of Sweden.
- King's College, University of Cambridge, is founded by King Henry VI.
- Ouagadougou becomes the capital of the Mossi Kingdoms.
- Two Ethiopians attend an ecclesiastical council at Florence, as part of the negotiations concerning a possible union of Coptic and Roman Catholic Christianity. This is the earliest recorded contact of the Ethiopian Church with Europe.
- A revolt occurs in the Yucatán capital Mayapan; the Maya civilization splits into warring city-states.
- Alfonso V of Aragon captures Naples after a five-month siege.
- With the help of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, governor Haci Giray declares his province independent of the Golden Horde and establishes the Crimean Khanate.
- Nuno Tristão reaches the Cabo Branco in the western coast of Africa. This is probably the first voyage where a caravel is used for maritime exploration.
- The first black African slaves are brought to Europe, at Lagos, Portugal.
- January 14 – Corrado IV Trinci, former lord of Foligno
- July 9 – Jan van Eyck, Dutch painter
- July 12 – Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)