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This article is about the year 1487. For the number, see 1487 (number).
|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1450s 1460s 1470s – 1480s – 1490s 1500s 1510s|
|Years:||1484 1485 1486 – 1487 – 1488 1489 1490|
|1487 by topic|
|Arts and science|
|Architecture - Art|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
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|Births - Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1487 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2240|
|English Regnal year||2 Hen. 7 – 3 Hen. 7|
|Chinese calendar||丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4183 or 4123
— to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4184 or 4124
|- Vikram Samvat||1543–1544|
|- Shaka Samvat||1409–1410|
|- Kali Yuga||4588–4589|
|Japanese calendar||Bunmei 19 / Chōkyō 1
|Minguo calendar||425 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2029–2030|
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- January 29 – Richard Foxe becomes Bishop of Exeter.
- March – Archduke Sigismund of Austria, largely on the poor advice of his counselors, declares war on Venice and seizes silver mines in and around the Sugana Valley.
- May 24 – Lambert Simnel is crowned King "Edward VI of England" in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland. He claims to be Edward, Earl of Warwick and challenges Henry VII for the throne of England, where he lands on June 5.
- June 16 – Battle of Stoke Field: The rebellion of pretender Lambert Simnel, led by John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, and Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell, is crushed by troops loyal to Henry VII.
- August – Bartolomeu Dias leaves Lisbon on his voyage to the Cape of Good Hope.
- August 13 – End of the Siege of Málaga (1487), when the Spanish take Málaga.
- September 9 – Hongzhi becomes Emperor of China (Ming dynasty).
- November 30 – Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria promulgated the Reinheitsgebot, specifying three ingredients – water, malt and hops – for the brewing of beer.
- Afonso de Paiva and Pero da Covilhã travel overland from Lisbon in search of the Kingdom of Prester John (Ethiopia).
- The witch-hunters' manual Malleus Maleficarum, written by Heinrich Kramer with James Sprenger, is published at Speyer in the Holy Roman Empire.
- Aztec emperor Auitzotl dedicates the Great Temple Pyramid of Tenochtitlán with thousands of human sacrifices.
- Italian architects work on the Moscow Kremlin.
- Leonardo da Vinci creates his "Vitruvian Man" drawing (approximate date).
- Stockport Grammar School founded in the north of England.
- February 8 – Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
- April 10 – William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (d. 1559)
- July 16 – Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (d. 1531)
- July 17 – Ismail I, Shah of Persia (d. 1524)
- September 10 – Pope Julius III (d. 1555)
- date unknown
- Amda Seyon II, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)
- Magdalena de la Cruz, Franciscan nun of Cordova (d. 1560)
- Fray Tomás de Berlanga, Bishop of Panama (d. 1551)
- Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (d. 1545)
- Stanisław Kostka, Polish noble (d. 1555)
- Pedro de Mendoza, Spanish conquistador (d. 1537)
- Michael Stifel, German mathematician (d. 1567)
- Giovanni da Udine, Italian painter (d. 1564)
- Peter Vischer the Younger, German sculptor (d. 1528)
- March 21 – Nicholas of Flüe, Swiss hermit and saint (b. 1417)
- June 16 – John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln (b. c. 1463)
- June 26 – John Argyropoulos, philosopher
- July 16 – Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus, daughter of John II of Cyprus (b. 1436)
- September 9 – Chenghua Emperor of China (b. 1447)
- September 30 – John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
- October 22 – Antonio Bettini, religious writer (b. 1396)
- date unknown