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|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1430s 1440s 1450s – 1460s – 1470s 1480s 1490s|
|Years:||1459 1460 1461 – 1462 – 1463 1464 1465|
|1462 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|
|1462 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2215|
|English Regnal year||1 Edw. 4 – 2 Edw. 4|
|Chinese calendar||辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
4158 or 4098
— to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
4159 or 4099
|- Vikram Samvat||1518–1519|
|- Shaka Samvat||1383–1384|
|- Kali Yuga||4562–4563|
|Japanese calendar||Kanshō 3
|Minguo calendar||450 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2004–2005|
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- March 27 – Vasili II of Russia dies, and is succeeded by his son Ivan III of Russia.
- June 17 – Vlad III Dracula attempts to assassinate Mehmed II in The Night Attack, forcing Mehmed to retreat from Wallachia.
- July 1 – Battle of Seckenheim.
- September 17 – Thirteen Years' War – Battle of Świecino (Battle of Żarnowiec): The Kingdom of Poland defeats the Teutonic Order.
- September – Mehmed II captures the town of Mytilene, thus conquering the island of Lesbos, in the Siege of Mytilene
- The Jews are expelled from Mainz, Germany.
- Portugal begins to settle the Cape Verde islands with slaves from the coast of Guinea.
- January 2 – Piero di Cosimo, Italian artist (d. 1522)
- January 8 – Walraven II van Brederode, Dutch noble (d. 1531)
- February 1 – Johannes Trithemius, German scholar and cryptographer (d. 1516)
- February 21 – Joanna la Beltraneja, princess of Castile (d. 1530)
- May 19 – Baccio D'Agnolo (d. 1543)
- May 31 – Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1489–1503) (d. 1504)
- June 27 – Louis XII of France, King of France (1498–1515), King of Naples (1501–1504) (d. 1515)
- July 21 – Queen Jeonghyeon, Korean royal consort (d. 1530)
- September 8 – Henry Medwall, first known English vernacular dramatist (d. 1501)
- September 16 – Pietro Pomponazzi, Italian philosopher (d. 1525)
- September 26 – Engelbert, Count of Nevers, younger son of John I (d. 1506)
- November 26 – Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and Count of Veldenz (1489–1514) (d. 1514)
- date unknown
- probable – Edmund Dudley, minister of Henry VII of England (d. 1510)
- February 26 – John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford (b. 1408)
- March 27 – Vasily II of Moscow, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)
- August 26 – Catherine Zaccaria, Despotess of the Morea
- date unknown