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|471 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1224|
|Balinese saka calendar||392–393|
|Chinese calendar||庚戌年 (Metal Dog)|
3167 or 3107
— to —
辛亥年 (Metal Pig)
3168 or 3108
|- Vikram Samvat||527–528|
|- Shaka Samvat||392–393|
|- Kali Yuga||3571–3572|
|Iranian calendar||151 BP – 150 BP|
|Islamic calendar||156 BH – 155 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1441 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||782/783 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1013–1014|
597 or 216 or −556
— to —
598 or 217 or −555
Year 471 (CDLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Novus and Probianus (or, less frequently, year 1224 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 471 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.
- Basiliscus, brother-in-law of Emperor Leo I, returns from exile (see 468) and leads an imperial conspiracy against Aspar (magister militum), helping in his murder at Constantinople.
- The army of King Ceretic of Strathclyde raids the Irish coast, carries off some of Saint Patrick's followers, and sells them into slavery (approximate date).
- The Visigoths under Euric conquer a large part of the Provence (Southern Gaul). The city of Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne is besieged.
- The Goths, led by Theodoric Strabo, revolt in Thrace after the assassination of Aspar. Leo I sends Basiliscus to suppress the uprising.
- Theodoric the Great, age 17, succeeds his father Theodemir as king of the Ostrogoths, settling his people in lower Moesia (Balkans).
- The ruler of the nomadic Tuoba tribal state in Northern China adopts a Chinese surname, and will rule Northern Wei as Xiao Wen Di, until his death in 499.
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- August 25 – Gennadius I, patriarch of Constantinople
- Ardabur, Roman general and son of Aspar
- Aspar, Alan patrician and general (magister militum)
- Eudocia, Vandal queen and daughter of Valentinian III (approximate date)
- Julius Patricius, Roman general and son of Aspar (approximate date)