|Centuries:||4th century – 5th century – 6th century|
|Decades:||440s 450s 460s – 470s – 480s 490s 500s|
|Years:||468 469 470 – 471 – 472 473 474|
|471 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1224|
|Bahá'í calendar||−1373 – −1372|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||庚戌年 (Metal Dog)
3167 or 3107
— to —
辛亥年 (Metal Pig)
3168 or 3108
|- Vikram Samvat||527–528|
|- Shaka Samvat||393–394|
|- Kali Yuga||3572–3573|
|Igbo calendar||−529 – −528|
|Iranian calendar||151 BP – 150 BP|
|Islamic calendar||156 BH – 155 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1441 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1014|
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Year 471 (CDLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Novus and Probianus (or, less frequently, year 1224 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 471 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
- Basiliscus, brother-in-law of emperor Leo I, returns from exile (see 468) and leads an imperial conspiracy against Aspar (magister militum) in helping his murder at Constantinople.
- The army of king Ceretic of Strathclyde raids the Irish coast and carries off some of Saint Patrick's followers and sells them into slavery (approximate date).
- The Visigoths under Euric conquer a large part of the Provence (Southern Gaul). The city of Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne is besieged.
- The Goths, led by Theodoric Strabo, revolt in Thrace after the assassination of Aspar. Leo I sends Basiliscus to suppress the uprising.
- Theodoric the Great, age 17, succeeds his father Theodemir as king of the Ostrogoths settling his people in lower Moesia (Balkans).
- The ruler of the nomadic Tuoba tribal state in Northern China adopts a Chinese surname and will reign Northern Wei as emperor Xiao Wen Di until his death in 499.
- Ardabur, Roman general and son of Aspar
- Aspar, Alan patrician and general (magister militum)
- Eudocia, Vandal queen and daughter of Valentinian III (approximate date)
- August 25 – Gennadius I, patriarch of Constantinople
- Julius Patricius, Roman general and son of Aspar (approximate date)
- Xian Wen Di, Chinese emperor of Northern Wei (b. 454)