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|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1450s 1460s 1470s – 1480s – 1490s 1500s 1510s|
|Years:||1483 1484 1485 – 1486 – 1487 1488 1489|
|1486 by topic|
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|Architecture - Art|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
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|Births - Deaths|
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|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1486 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2239|
|English Regnal year||1 Hen. 7 – 2 Hen. 7|
|Chinese calendar||乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
4182 or 4122
— to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4183 or 4123
|- Vikram Samvat||1542–1543|
|- Shaka Samvat||1408–1409|
|- Kali Yuga||4587–4588|
|Japanese calendar||Bunmei 18
|Minguo calendar||426 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2028–2029|
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- January 18 – King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York are married, uniting the House of Lancaster and the House of York after the Wars of the Roses.
- February 16 – Archduke Maximilian I of Habsburg is elected King of the Romans at Frankfurt (crowned April 9 at Aachen).
- April 21 – With the adoption of the Sentència Arbitral de Guadalupe finalizes the War of the Remences in the Principality of Catalonia.
- Tízoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan, dies. Some sources suggest that he was poisoned, others that he was the victim of "sorcery" or illness. He is succeeded by his brother Auitzotl.
- Sigismund, Archduke of Tyrol, issues Europe's first large silver coin, the guldengroschen, which will later become the thaler.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola returns to Florence and writes Oration on the Dignity of Man.
- The Medici giraffe arrives in Florence.
- Johann Reuchlin begins studying the Hebrew language.
- January 6 – Martin Agricola, German composer of Renaissance music and a music theorist (d. 1556)
- February 10 – George of the Palatinate, German nobleman; Bishop of Speyer (1513–1529) (d. 1529)
- February 18 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Indian ascetic and monk (d. 1534)
- July 2 – Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1570)
- July 16 – Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (d. 1530)
- July 25 – Albrecht VII, Duke of Mecklenburg (1503–1520), then Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1520–1547) (d. 1547)
- July 28 – Pieter Gillis, French philosopher (d. 1533)
- August 3 – Imperia Cognati, Italian courtesan (d. 1512)
- August 23 – Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (d. 1566)
- September 14 – Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German astrologer and alchemist (d. 1535)
- September 20 – Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VII of England (d. 1502)
- October 10 – Charles III, Duke of Savoy (d. 1553)
- November 13 – Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and defender of Catholicism during the Protestant Reformation (d. 1543)
- December 9 – Philip III, Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg (1524–1539) (d. 1539)
- March 11 – Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg (b. 1414)
- March 30 – Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor of England (b. c. 1404)
- May – Louis I, Count of Montpensier (b. 1405)
- May 11 – William Waynflete, English Lord Chancellor and bishop of Winchester (b. c. 1398)
- July 14 – Margaret of Denmark, daughter of Christian I of Denmark (b. 1456)
- August 26 – Ernest, Elector of Saxony, progenitor of the Ernestine Wettins (b. 1441)
- September 19 – Richard Oldham, English Bishop
- date unknown – Tízoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan (perhaps poisoned)
- probable – Aristotile Fioravanti, Italian architect and engineer (b. 1415)