|Centuries:||4th century – 5th century – 6th century|
|Decades:||440s 450s 460s – 470s – 480s 490s 500s|
|Years:||476 477 478 – 479 – 480 481 482|
|479 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1232|
|Chinese calendar||戊午年 (Earth Horse)
3175 or 3115
— to —
己未年 (Earth Goat)
3176 or 3116
|- Vikram Samvat||535–536|
|- Shaka Samvat||401–402|
|- Kali Yuga||3580–3581|
|Iranian calendar||143 BP – 142 BP|
|Islamic calendar||147 BH – 146 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1433 before ROC
|Seleucid era||790/791 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1021–1022|
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Year 479 (CDLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Zeno without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1232 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 479 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.
- Ambrosius Aurelianus, war leader of the Romano-British, is proclaimed king of the Britons (according to Historia Regum Britanniae). He rules probably in the south of Britain and continues the war against the Anglo-Saxons.
- King Theodoric the Great starts a 4-year campaign against the Byzantine Empire. The Ostrogoths ravage the Roman provinces (Moesia and Thrace) and threaten the capital of Constantinople itself.
- Julius Nepos, former emperor of the Western Roman Empire, plots military plans in Dalmatia against Odoacer, hoping to regain control of Italy himself.
- Summer – The Song Dynasty ends and the Southern Qi Dynasty begins in southern China. Emperor Shun Di is forced to abandon the throne and Qi Gao Di becomes the first ruler of Southern Qi. Later he and empress Wang Zhenfeng are killed by the imperial guard, near the vicinity of the capital Jiankang.
- Samgeun, king of Baekje (Korea)
- Shun Di, emperor of Liu Song (b. 467)
- Wang Zhenfeng, empress of Liu Song (b. 436)
- Yuan He, high official of Northern Wei (b. 403)
- Yūryaku, emperor of Japan