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|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1440s 1450s 1460s – 1470s – 1480s 1490s 1500s|
|Years:||1476 1477 1478 – 1479 – 1480 1481 1482|
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|1479 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2232|
|English Regnal year||18 Edw. 4 – 19 Edw. 4|
|Chinese calendar||戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
4175 or 4115
— to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4176 or 4116
|- Vikram Samvat||1535–1536|
|- Shaka Samvat||1401–1402|
|- Kali Yuga||4580–4581|
|Japanese calendar||Bunmei 11
|Minguo calendar||433 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2021–2022|
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- January 20 – Ferdinand II ascends the throne of Aragon and rules together with his wife Isabella I, Queen of Castile over most of the Iberian peninsula.
- January 25 – Treaty of Constantinople between the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Venice according to which Venice will cede Argo, Negroponte, Lemnos and Shkodër, and pay an annual tribute of 10,000 golden ducati.
- April 25 – Ratification of the Treaty of Constantinople in Venice ends the Siege of Shkodra after fifteen months and brings all of Albania under the Ottoman Empire.
- May 13 – Christopher Columbus, an experienced mariner and successful trader in the thriving Genoese expatriate community in Portugal, marries Felipa Perestrelo Moniz (Italian on her father's side) and receives as dowry her late father's maps and papers charting the seas and winds around the Madeira Islands and other Portuguese possessions in the Ocean Sea.
- August 7 – Battle of Guinegate: A French army sent to invade the Netherlands is defeated by Maximilian of Austria.
- September 4 – The Treaty of Alcáçovas (also known as the Treaty or Peace of Alcáçovas-Toledo) is signed between the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and the King of Portugal and his son on the other side, ending the four-year War of the Castilian Succession.
- October 13 – Battle of Breadfield (Hungarian: Kenyérmezei csata, Turkish: Ekmek Otlak Savaşı): The army of the Kingdom of Hungary, led by Pál Kinizsi and István Báthori, defeats that of the Ottoman Empire in Transylvania, Hungary, leaving at least 10,000 Turkish dead.
- The plague is in Florence.[clarification needed]
- Johann Neumeister prints a new edition of Juan de Torquemada's Meditations, or the Contemplations of the Most Devout.
- March 12 – Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (d. 1516)
- March 13 – Lazarus Spengler, German hymnwriter (d. 1534)
- March 20 – Ippolito d'Este, Catholic cardinal (d. 1520)
- March 25 – Vasili III of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (d. 1533)
- May 3 – Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1552)
- May 5 – Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
- May 12 – Pompeo Colonna, Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
- June 14 – Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian scholar and poet (d. 1552)
- June 15 – Lisa del Giocondo, believed to be the subject of the Mona Lisa (d. 1542)
- August 14 – Catherine of York, Aunt of Henry VIII (d. 1527)
- September 17 – Celio Calcagnini, Italian astronomer (d. 1541)
- October 28 – John Gage, English courtier of the Tudor period (d. 1556)
- November 6
- December 5 – Ayşe Hafsa Sultan, Ottoman Valide Sultan (d. 1534)
- date unknown
- probable – Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (d. 1522)
- January 18 – Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1417)
- January 20 – King John II of Aragon (b. 1397)
- February – Antonello da Messina, Italian painter (b. c. 1430)
- April 24 – Jorge Manrique, Spanish poet (b. 1440)
- June 11 – John of Sahagun, hermit and saint (b. 1419)
- September 10 – Jacopo Piccolomini-Ammannati, cardinal (b. 1422)
- November 6 – James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton
- "Meditations, or the Contemplations of the Most Devout". World Digital Library. 1479. Retrieved 2013-09-04.