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  • 1483
  • 1484
  • 1485
  • 1486
  • 1487
  • 1488
  • 1489
1486 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1486
Ab urbe condita2239
Armenian calendar935
Assyrian calendar6236
Balinese saka calendar1407–1408
Bengali calendar893
Berber calendar2436
English Regnal yearHen. 7 – 2 Hen. 7
Buddhist calendar2030
Burmese calendar848
Byzantine calendar6994–6995
Chinese calendar乙巳(Wood Snake)
4182 or 4122
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
4183 or 4123
Coptic calendar1202–1203
Discordian calendar2652
Ethiopian calendar1478–1479
Hebrew calendar5246–5247
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1542–1543
 - Shaka Samvat1407–1408
 - Kali Yuga4586–4587
Holocene calendar11486
Igbo calendar486–487
Iranian calendar864–865
Islamic calendar890–891
Japanese calendarBunmei 18
Javanese calendar1402–1403
Julian calendar1486
Korean calendar3819
Minguo calendar426 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar18
Thai solar calendar2028–2029
Tibetan calendar阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
1612 or 1231 or 459
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
1613 or 1232 or 460

Year 1486 (MCDLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full Julian calendar for the year).



  • 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.[1]
  • February 16 – Archduke Maximilian I of Habsburg is elected King of the Romans at Frankfurt (crowned April 9 at Aachen).
  • February 18 – Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is born in the town of Nadia, West Bengal, India, just after sunset. He is regarded as an incarnation, or avatar, of Lord Krsna, and later comes to inaugurate the sankirtana movement, or the chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord. This chanting, or mantra meditation, is first brought to the United States in 1965, by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami.[2]
  • April 21 – The adoption of the Sentència Arbitral de Guadalupe ends the War of the Remences, in the Principality of Catalonia.

Date unknown

  • 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 Āhuitzotl.
  • 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.
  • The first written use of the word football to describe the ball.


  • January 6Martin Agricola, German Renaissance composer and music theorist (d. 1556)[3]
  • February 10George of the Palatinate, German nobleman; Bishop of Speyer (1513–1529) (d. 1529)
  • February 18Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali ascetic and monk (d. 1534)
  • July 2Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1570)[4]
  • July 16Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (d. 1530)
  • July 25Albrecht VII, Duke of Mecklenburg (1503–1520), then Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (1520–1547) (d. 1547)
  • July 28Pieter Gillis, French philosopher (d. 1533)
  • August 3Imperia Cognati, Italian courtesan (d. 1512)
  • August 23Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (d. 1566)
  • September 14Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German astrologer and alchemist (d. 1535)
  • September 20Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VII of England (d. 1502)[5]
  • October 10Charles III, Duke of Savoy (d. 1553)
  • November 13Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and defender of Catholicism during the Protestant Reformation (d. 1543)
  • December 9Philip III, Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg (1524–1539) (d. 1539)
  • date unknownShimon Lavi, Sephardi kabbalist (d. 1585)
  • probable
    • Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll (d. 1535)
    • Gerolamo Emiliani, Venetian-born humanitarian, canonized (d. 1537)
    • Ludwig Senfl, Swiss composer (d. 1542 or 1543)


  • January 30Jacques of Savoy, Count of Romont, Prince of Savoy (b. 1450)
  • March 11Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1414)
  • March 30Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor of England (b. c. 1404)
  • MayLouis I, Count of Montpensier (b. 1405)
  • July 14Margaret of Denmark, Scottish queen consort, daughter of Christian I of Denmark (b. 1456)[6]
  • August (day unknown) – Marco Barbarigo, the 73rd Doge of Venice, was said to have died in a dispute caused by his brother and successor, Agostino Barbarigo.
  • August 3Asakura Ujikage, 8th head of the Japanese Asakura clan (b. 1449)
  • August 11William Waynflete, English Lord Chancellor and bishop of Winchester (b. c. 1398)[7]
  • August 26Ernest, Elector of Saxony, progenitor of the Ernestine Wettins (b. 1441)
  • September 2Guy XIV de Laval, French noble (b. 1406)
  • September 19Richard Oldham, English Catholic bishop
  • date unknown
    • Tízoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan (perhaps poisoned)[8]
    • Souvanna Banlang, Lan Xang king (b. 1455)
  • probableAristotile Fioravanti, Italian architect and engineer (b. 1415)


  1. ^ Iain Fenlon (April 19, 2001). Early Music History: Volume 19: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music. Cambridge University Press. p. 267. ISBN 978-0-521-79073-4.
  2. ^ "Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu: His Life and Precepts" by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura August 20, 1896
  3. ^ Don Michael Randel (1996). The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Harvard University Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-674-37299-3.
  4. ^ Richard John Goy (January 1, 2006). Building Renaissance Venice: Patrons, Architects and Builders, C. 1430-1500. Yale University Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-300-11292-0.
  5. ^ Humanistica Lovaniensia. University Press. 2001. p. 169. ISBN 978-90-5867-172-1.
  6. ^ "Margaret of Denmark: Biography on Undiscovered Scotland". www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  7. ^ Church of England. Diocese of Bath and Wells. Bishop (1492-1494 : Fox) (1889). The Register of Richard Fox, While Bishop of Bath and Wells, A.D. MCCCCXCII-MCCCCXCIV: ... Harrison. p. 11.
  8. ^ "Tízoc, "El que hace sacrificio" (1481-1486)" [Tizoc, "He who makes sacrifices" (1481-1486)]. Arqueologia Mexican (in Spanish). Retrieved June 6, 2019.