|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1420s 1430s 1440s – 1450s – 1460s 1470s 1480s|
|Years:||1450 1451 1452 – 1453 – 1454 1455 1456|
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|Ab urbe condita||2206|
|English Regnal year||31 Hen. 6 – 32 Hen. 6|
— to —癸酉年十二月初二日
|- Vikram Samvat||1509–1510|
|- Shaka Samvat||1375–1376|
|- Kali Yuga||4554–4555|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||453–454|
|Japanese calendar||Kyōtoku 2
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||1453 MCDLIII|
|Minguo calendar||459 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1996|
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Year 1453 (MCDLIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. It is sometimes cited as the notional end of the Middle Ages by historians who define the medieval period as the time between the Fall of the Western Roman Empire and the fall of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire.
- April – Tarabya and Studius are taken by the Ottomans in preparation for the assault on Constantinople, as are the Princes' Islands, by the Ottoman fleet under Admiral Baltaoglu.
- April 2–May 29 – Siege and Fall of Constantinople (now Istanbul): The Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II the Conqueror ends the Roman Empire by capturing the capital, Constantinople. Mortars are perhaps used in battle for the first time in this action.
- May 22– Partial lunar eclipse takes place.
- May–June – Epibatos and Selymbria also fall to the Turks after the final fall of Constantinople.
- July – Revolt of Ghent: Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, crushes the Ghent rebellion.
- July 17 – Battle of Castillon: The French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed.
- October 19 – The Hundred Years' War comes to a close with the French recapture of Bordeaux, leaving the English retaining only Calais on French soil.
Date unknown 
- September 1 – Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general and statesman (d. 1515)
- October 13 – Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (d. 1471)
- November 22 – Jacob Obrecht, Flemish composer (d. 1505)
- probable – Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral (d. 1515)
- Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Byzantine Emperor ("Last Roman Emperor")
- Loukas Notaras, last megas doux of the Byzantine Empire
- Ecumenical Patriarch Athanasius II of Constantinople (all killed in, or shortly after, the siege of Constantinople)
- Demetrios Palaiologos Metochites, last governor of Constantinople
- June 1 – Giovanni Giustiniani, Italian captain
- June 2 – Alvaro de Luna, Constable of Castile
- July 17
- July 20 – Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French chronicler
- December 24 – John Dunstaple, English composer (b. 1390)
- Demetrius III, former co-king of Georgia (b. c. 1413)