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|470 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1223|
|Balinese saka calendar||391–392|
|Chinese calendar||己酉年 (Earth Rooster)|
3166 or 3106
— to —
庚戌年 (Metal Dog)
3167 or 3107
|- Vikram Samvat||526–527|
|- Shaka Samvat||391–392|
|- Kali Yuga||3570–3571|
|Iranian calendar||152 BP – 151 BP|
|Islamic calendar||157 BH – 156 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1442 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||781/782 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1012–1013|
596 or 215 or −557
— to —
597 or 216 or −556
Year 470 (CDLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Severus and Iordanes (or, less frequently, year 1223 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 470 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
- Emperor Anthemius appeals to the Britons for military help against the Visigoths. A Breton force (12,000 men) under the Celtic leader Riothamus lands in Gaul, but is defeated by King Euric. He expands the Visigothic Kingdom further north, possibly as far as the Somme River.
- The Santo Stefano Rotondo at Rome is consecrated (approximate date).
- Odoacer becomes the leader of the Germanic tribes (Herulic – Scirian foederati) in Northern Italy (approximate date).
- Mamertus, bishop of Vienne, introduces the Rogation days (a three days' procession involving prayer to invoke God's mercy).
- Buddhapālita, Indian Madhyamaka scholar (d. 550)
- Caesarius, bishop of Arles (approximate date)
- Clotilde, Christian wife of Clovis I and ancestress of the succeeding Merovingian kings. (Approximate date) (d.545)
- Dionysius Exiguus, inventor of the Anno Domini era (approximate date)
- Endelienta, Welsh princes and saint (approximate date)
- Ferreolus of Rodez, Roman senator (approximate date)
- Finnian of Clonard, Irish monastic saint (d. 549)
- approximate date – Pope John I
- K'inich Popol Hol, king of the Maya city of Copán
- Romanus, Roman usurper in the West Roman Empire (executed)