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1478 ( ) was a MCDLXXVIII common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
January–December [ edit ]
January 14 – Novgorod surrenders to Ivan III, Grand Prince of Moscow.
January 15 – Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, aged four, is married to five-year-old Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk.
February 18 – George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London.
April 26 – The Pazzi Family attack Lorenzo de' Medici, and kill his brother Giuliano, during High Mass in Florence Cathedral.
May 14 – The Siege of Shkodra begins.
November – Eskender succeeds his father Baeda Maryam, as Emperor of Ethiopia, at the age of six.
November 1 – The Spanish Inquisition begins.
December 28 – Battle of Giornico: Swiss troops defeat the Milanese.
Date unknown [ edit ]
February 3 – Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (d. 1521)
February 7 – Thomas More, English statesman and humanist (d. 1535)
May 26 – Pope Clement VII (d. 1534)
June 30 – John, Prince of Asturias, Son of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile (d. 1497)
July 2 – Louis V, Elector Palatine (1508–1544) (d. 1544)
July 8 – Gian Giorgio Trissino (d. 1550)
July 13 – Giulio d'Este, illegitimate son of Italian noble (d. 1561)
July 15 – Barbara Jagiellon, Duchess consort of Saxony and Margravine consort of Meissen (1500–1534) (d. 1534)
July 22 – King Philip I of Castile (d. 1506)
August – Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Spanish historian (d. 1557)
December 6 – Baldassare Castiglione, Italian courtier and writer (d. 1529)
probable – Thomas Ashwell, English composer
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