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1471 ( ) was a MCDLXXI common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
January–December [ edit ]
March 1 – Emperor Le Thanh Tong captures the Champa Capital, establishing new regions in middle Vietnam.
March – The Yorkist King Edward IV returns to England, to reclaim his throne.
April 14 – Battle of Barnet: Edward defeats the Lancastrian army under Warwick, who is killed.
May 4 – Battle of Tewkesbury: King Edward defeats a Lancastrian army under Queen Margaret and her son, Edward of Westminster the Prince of Wales, who is killed. Later in the month, King Henry VI of England is murdered, eliminating all Lancastrian opposition.
July 14 – Battle of Shelon: The forces of Muscovy defeat the Republic of Novgorod.
August 9 – Pope Sixtus IV succeeds Pope Paul II, to become the 212th pope.
August 24 – King Afonso V of Portugal conquers the Moroccan town of Arzila.
August 29 – The Portuguese occupy Tangiers, after its population flees the city.
October 10 – Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm, Sweden: The forces of Regent of Sweden Sten Sture the Elder, with the help of farmers and miners, repel an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark.
December 21 - The islands of São Tomé and Príncipe are discovered by Portuguese navigators. 
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Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui of the Inca Empire dies, and is succeeded by his son Tupac Inca Yupanqui.
João de Santarém and Pedro Escobar cross the Equator. The southern hemisphere is discovered, and sailors begin to be guided by a new constellation, the Southern Cross. Portuguese sailors reach Mina de Ouro on the Gold Coast (present-day
Ghana), and explore Cape St. Catherine, two degrees south of the equator. Mina de Ouro becomes the chief center for the gold trade, and a major source of revenue for the crown.
Moorish exiles from Spain, led by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami, found the city of Chefchaouen in the north of Morocco.
Marsilio Ficino's translations of the into Hermetica Latin, De potestate et sapientia Dei, are published.
References [ edit ]
^ Albertino Francisco, Nujoma Agostinho, Exorcising Devils from the Throne: São Tomé and Príncipe in the Chaos of Democratization, p.28, (2011) ISBN 9780875868486