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|Ab urbe condita||2225|
|Balinese saka calendar||1393–1394|
|English Regnal year||11 Edw. 4 – 12 Edw. 4|
|Chinese calendar||辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)|
4168 or 4108
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壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
4169 or 4109
|- Vikram Samvat||1528–1529|
|- Shaka Samvat||1393–1394|
|- Kali Yuga||4572–4573|
|Japanese calendar||Bunmei 4|
|Minguo calendar||440 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||2014–2015|
1598 or 1217 or 445
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1599 or 1218 or 446
Year 1472 (MCDLXXII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
- February 20 – Orkney and Shetland are returned by Norway to Scotland, as a result of a defaulted dowry payment.
- March 4 – A mount of piety is established in Siena (Italy), origin of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world's oldest surviving retail bank.
- April 11 – The first printed edition of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy is published in Foligno.
- 20-year-old Leonardo da Vinci is admitted as a master in his own right to the artists' Guild of Saint Luke in Florence.
- (approximate date) – Volterra, a town in Italy, is sacked by Florentine soldiers for challenging the power of Lorenzo de' Medici.
- July 3 – The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, England, commonly known as York Minster, is declared complete and consecrated.
- December 31 – The city council of Amsterdam prohibits snowball fights: "Neymant en moet met sneecluyten werpen nocht maecht noch wijf noch manspersoon." ("No one shall throw with snowballs, neither men nor (unmarried) women.")
- The Kingdom of Fez is founded by the Wattasid dynasty with Sultan Abu Abd Allah al-Sheikh Muhammad ibn Yahya as its first ruler.
- An extensive slave trade begins in modern Cameroon as the Portuguese sail up the Wouri River.
- Fernão do Po claims the central-African islands Bioko and Annobón for Portugal.
- Possible discovery of the island of "Bacalao" (perhaps Newfoundland off North America) by João Vaz Corte-Real.
- First printing of Thomas à Kempis' The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi) probably concludes posthumously in Augsburg; it will reach 100 editions and translations by the end of the century.
- Johannes de Sacrobosco's De sphaera mundi (written c. 1230) is first published in Ferrara, the first printed astronomical book.
- Pietro d'Abano's medical texts Conciliator differentiarum quae inter philosophos et medicos versantur and De venenis eorumque remediis (written before 1315) are first published.
- January 17 – Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Italian condottiero and Duke of Urbino (d. 1508)
- February 15 – Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1503)
- March 28 – Fra Bartolomeo, Italian artist (d. 1517)
- April 5 – Bianca Maria Sforza, Pavian-born Holy Roman Empress as consort to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
- April 10 – Margaret of York, English princess (d. 1472)
- May 31 – Érard de La Marck, prince-bishop of Liège (d. 1538)
- August 11 – Nikolaus von Schönberg, German Catholic cardinal (d. 1537)
- October 19 – John Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken (d. 1545)
- October 31 – Wang Yangming, Chinese Neo-Confucian scholar (d. 1529)
- November 24 – Pietro Torrigiano, Italian sculptor of the Florentine school (d. 1528)
- December 10 – Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk (d. 1481)
- date unknown
- Lucas Cranach the Elder, German painter (d. 1553)
- Alfonsina Orsini, Regent of Florence (d. 1520)
- Barbro Stigsdotter, Swedish noblewoman and heroine (d. 1528)
- March 30 – Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (b. 1435)
- April 25 – Leon Battista Alberti, Italian painter, poet and philosopher (b. 1404)
- May 24 – Charles de Valois, Duke de Berry, French noble (b. 1446)
- May 30 – Jacquetta of Luxembourg, English duchess, daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg (b. 1416)
- June 4 – Nezahualcoyotl, Aztec poet (b. 1402)
- July 15 – Johann II of Nassau-Saarbrücken, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1429–1472) (b. 1423)
- July 25 – Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
- November 18 – Basilios Bessarion, Latin Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1403)
- December 11 – Margaret of York, English princess (b. 1472)
- date unknown – Afanasy Nikitin, Russian traveller
- Thomas Boyd, Earl of Arran
- Hayne van Ghizeghem, Flemish composer (b. c. 1445)
- Michelozzo, Italian architect and sculptor (b. c. 1396)
- ^ Royal Historical Society (Great Britain) (1939). Guides and Handbooks. Royal Historical Society. p. 208.
- ^ @banca_mps (March 4, 2014). "4 marzo 1472 – 4 marzo 2014 Buon compleanno, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- ^ Kleinhenz, Christopher (2004). Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. Routledge. p. 360. ISBN 0-415-93930-5.
- ^ "Leonardo da Vinci: The Master's Master". The Eclectic Light Company. March 20, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
- ^ "York Minster FAQs". Archived from the original on November 16, 2007. Retrieved November 4, 2007.
- ^ Syed, Muzaffar Husain; Akhtar, Syed Saud; Usmani, B. D. (2011). Concise History of Islam. New Delhi: Vij Books. p. 150. ISBN 978-9381411094.
- ^ Tylenda, Joseph N. (1998). The Imitation of Christ. Vintage Spiritual Classics. p. xxvii. ISBN 978-0-375-70018-7.
- ^ Creasy, William C. (2007). The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis: A New Reading of the 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript. Mercer University Press. p. xi. ISBN 9780881460971.
- ^ Russell LeRoi Bohr (1958). The Italian Drawings in the E.B. Crocker Art Gallery Collection, Sacramento, California. University of California, Berkeley. p. 35.
- ^ "Bianca Maria Sforza, regina dei Romani e imperatrice" (in Italian). Treccani. Retrieved August 26, 2022.
- ^ a b Sir James Henry Ramsay (1892). Lancaster and York: A Century of English History (A.D. 1399-1485). Clarendon Press. p. 469.
- ^ Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) (1984). The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-87099-370-1.
- ^ Solitudo: Spaces and Places of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Cultures. BRILL. June 1, 2018. p. 393. ISBN 978-90-04-36743-2.
- ^ The Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage & Companionage of the British Empire. 1907. p. 103.