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This article is about the year 1446.
|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1410s 1420s 1430s – 1440s – 1450s 1460s 1470s|
|Years:||1443 1444 1445 – 1446 – 1447 1448 1449|
|1446 by topic|
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|State leaders - Sovereign states|
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|1446 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2199|
|Bahá'í calendar||−398 – −397|
|English Regnal year||24 Hen. 6 – 25 Hen. 6|
|Chinese calendar||乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4142 or 4082
— to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
4143 or 4083
|- Vikram Samvat||1502–1503|
|- Shaka Samvat||1368–1369|
|- Kali Yuga||4547–4548|
|Japanese calendar||Bunnan 3
|Minguo calendar||466 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1989|
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- September 27 – The Battle of Otonetë. Skanderbeg defeats the Ottomans.
- Before October – Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire is forced to abdicate in favor of his father Murad II by the Janissaries.
- October – Murad II invades Attica, forcing Constantine XI to return Thebes to the duchy of Athens and remove the tribute imposed in 1444. Murad II imposes his own tribute.
- October 9 – The hangul alphabet is created in Korea by King Sejong the Great of Joseon. The Hunmin Jeongeum published during the year is considered the start of this brand new scientific writing system.
- December 10 – After hesitating for several weeks, Murad II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, destroys the Hexamilion wall in an assault that includes cannons. Murad and the Ottoman governor of Thessaly, Turakhan Beg ravage the Peloponnese peninsula at will, with the Sultan devastating the northern shore until Glarentza and Turakhan raiding in the interior. The Despotate of the Morea is turned into an Ottoman vassal state.
- Nuno Tristão is killed by natives in the coast of Senegal.
- Portuguese navigator Álvaro Fernandes reaches the mouth of the Casamance River in Senegal.
- The Precious Belt Bridge in China is fully reconstructed.
- In Italy, the siege of Cremona by the condottieri troops of Francesco Piccinino and Luigi dal Verme is raised after the arrival of Scaramuccia da Forlì.
- The Blarney Stone is set into a tower of Blarney Castle in Blarney, County Cork in Ireland.
- May 3 – Margaret of York, wife of Charles the Bold (d. 1503)
- date unknown – Edmund de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (d. 1508)
- February 2 – Vittorino da Feltre, Italian humanist (b. 1378)
- April 15 – Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect (b. 1377)
- May 9 – Mary of Enghien, Queen of Naples (b. 1367)
- May 24 – Ambroise de Loré, Baron of Ivry (b. 1396)
- June 11 – Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick (b. 1425)
- December 28 – Antipope Clement VIII
- date unknown – Nuno Tristão, Portuguese explorer
- Setton, Kenneth M. (1978), The Papacy and the Levant (1204–1571), Volume II: The Fifteenth Century, DIANE Publishing, pp. 96–97, ISBN 0-87169-127-2