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|Ab urbe condita||2223|
|Balinese saka calendar||1391–1392|
|English Regnal year||9 Edw. 4 – 10 Edw. 4|
|Chinese calendar||己丑年 (Earth Ox)|
4166 or 4106
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庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
4167 or 4107
|- Vikram Samvat||1526–1527|
|- Shaka Samvat||1391–1392|
|- Kali Yuga||4570–4571|
|Japanese calendar||Bunmei 2|
|Minguo calendar||442 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||2012–2013|
1596 or 1215 or 443
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1597 or 1216 or 444
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- March 12 – Wars of the Roses in England – Battle of Losecoat Field: The House of York defeats the House of Lancaster.
- March 20 (Julian calendar) – The Battle of Nibley Green is the last fought between the private armies of feudal magnates in England.
- Spring: Anglo-Hanseatic War: Hanseatic League privateers set sail.
- May 15 – Charles VIII of Sweden, who has served three terms as King of Sweden, dies. Sten Sture the Elder proclaims himself Regent of Sweden the following day.
- June 1 – Sten Sure is recognised as Swedish ruler by the estates.
- July 12 – The Ottomans capture Euboea.
- August 20 – Stephen the Great defeats the Volga Tatars of the Golden Horde led by Ahmed Khan, in the Battle of Lipnic.
- September 13 – A rebellion orchestrated by King Edward IV of England's former ally, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, forces the King to flee England to seek support from his brother-in-law, Charles the Bold of Burgundy.
- October 3 – Warwick releases Henry VI of England from the Tower of London, and restores him to the throne.
- November 28 – Emperor Lê Thánh Tông of Vietnam launches a naval expedition against Champa, beginning the Cham–Annamese War.
- December 18 – Lê Thánh Tông leads the Đại Việt army into Champa, conquering the country in less than three months.
- The Pahang Sultanate is established at Pahang Darul Makmur (in modern-day Malaysia).
- History of Ghana: The first contact occurs between Europeans and the Fante nation of the Gold Coast, when a party of Portuguese land and meet with the King of Elmina.
- Johann Heynlin introduces the printing press into France and prints his first book this same year.
- In Tonga, in or around 1470, the Tuʻi Tonga Dynasty cedes its temporal powers to the Tuʻi Haʻatakalaua Dynasty, which will remain prominent until about 1600.
- Between this year and 1700, 8,888 witches are tried in the Swiss Confederation; 5,417 of them are executed.
- Sir George Ripley dedicates his book, The Compound of Alchemy, to the King Edward IV of England.
- The Chimor–Inca War ends with an Inca victory. The Chimor Empire is absorbed into the Inca Empire.
- January 1 – Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg, German noble (d. 1543)
- February 16 – Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Prince of Calenberg (1491–1540) (d. 1540)
- April 7 – Edward Stafford, 2nd Earl of Wiltshire (d. 1498)
- April 9 – Giovanni Angelo Testagrossa, Italian composer (d. 1530)
- May 20 – Pietro Bembo, Italian cardinal (d. 1547)
- June 30 – Charles VIII of France (d. 1498)
- July 13 – Francesco Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1528)
- July 20 – John Bourchier, 1st Earl of Bath, English noble (d. 1539)
- July 30 – Hongzhi Emperor of China (d. 1505)
- August 4
- October 2
- October 15 – Konrad Mutian, German humanist (d. 1526)
- November 2 – King Edward V of England, one of the princes in the Tower (d. c. 1483)
- November 28 – Wen Zhengming, artist during the Ming Dynasty (d. 1559)
- December 5 – Willibald Pirckheimer, German humanist (d. 1530)
- date unknown
- January 2 – Heinrich Reuß von Plauen, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
- May 15 – Charles VIII of Sweden (b. 1409)
- October 18 – John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1427)
- November 23 – Gaston, Prince of Viana (b. 1444)
- December 16 – John II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1425)
- date unknown
- probable – Jacopo Bellini, Italian painter (b. 1400)