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This article is about the year 1486.
|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1450s 1460s 1470s – 1480s – 1490s 1500s 1510s|
|Years:||1483 1484 1485 – 1486 – 1487 1488 1489|
|1486 by topic|
|Arts and science|
|Architecture - Art|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births - Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1486 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2239|
|Bahá'í calendar||−358 – −357|
|English Regnal year||1 Hen. 7 – 2 Hen. 7|
|Chinese calendar||乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
4182 or 4122
— to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4183 or 4123
|- Vikram Samvat||1542–1543|
|- Shaka Samvat||1408–1409|
|- Kali Yuga||4587–4588|
|Japanese calendar||Bunmei 18
|Minguo calendar||426 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2029|
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- January 18 – King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York are married, uniting the House of Lancaster and the House of York after the Wars of the Roses.
- February 16 – Archduke Maximilian I of Habsburg is elected King of the Romans at Frankfurt (crowned April 9 at Aachen).
- Tízoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan, dies. Some sources suggest that he was poisoned, others that he was the victim of "sorcery" or illness. He is succeeded by his brother Auitzotl.
- Sigismund, Archduke of Tyrol, issues Europe's first large silver coin, the guldengroschen, which will later become the thaler.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola returns to Florence and writes Oration on the Dignity of Man.
- The Medici giraffe arrives in Florence.
- Johann Reuchlin begins studying the Hebrew language.
- January 6 – Martin Agricola, German composer and music theorist (d. 1556)
- February 18 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Indian ascetic and monk (d. 1534)
- July 2 – Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1570)
- August 23 – Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (d. 1566)
- September 14 – Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German astrologer and alchemist (d. 1535)
- September 20 – Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VII of England (d. 1502)
- March 11 – Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg (b. 1414)
- March 30 – Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor of England (b. c. 1404)
- May 11 – William Waynflete, English Lord Chancellor and bishop of Winchester (b. 1395)
- July 14 – Margaret of Denmark, daughter of Christian I of Denmark (b. 1456)
- August 26 – Ernest, Elector of Saxony, progenitor of the Ernestine Wettins (b. 1441)
- September 19 – Richard Oldham, English Bishop
- date unknown – Tizoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan (perhaps poisoned)
- probable – Aristotile Fioravanti, Italian architect and engineer (b. 1415)