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1479 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1479
Ab urbe condita 2232
Armenian calendar 928
Assyrian calendar 6229
Balinese saka calendar 1400–1401
Bengali calendar 886
Berber calendar 2429
English Regnal year 18  Edw. 4   19  Edw. 4
Buddhist calendar 2023
Burmese calendar 841
Byzantine calendar 6987–6988
Chinese calendar 戊戌(Earth  Dog)
4175 or 4115
己亥年 (Earth  Pig)
4176 or 4116
Coptic calendar 1195–1196
Discordian calendar 2645
Ethiopian calendar 1471–1472
Hebrew calendar 5239–5240
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1535–1536
 - Shaka Samvat 1400–1401
 - Kali Yuga 4579–4580
Holocene calendar 11479
Igbo calendar 479–480
Iranian calendar 857–858
Islamic calendar 883–884
Japanese calendar Bunmei 11
Javanese calendar 1395–1396
Julian calendar 1479
Korean calendar 3812
Minguo calendar 433 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 11
Thai solar calendar 2021–2022
Tibetan calendar 阳土狗年
(male Earth-Dog)
1605 or 1224 or 452
(female Earth-Pig)
1606 or 1225 or 453

Year 1479 ( MCDLXXIX ) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar).

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

The numeric system represented by Roman numerals originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Roman numerals, as used today, employ seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value, as follows:

A common year starting on Friday is any non-leap year that begins on Friday, 1 January, and ends on Friday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is C. The most recent year of such kind was 2010 and the next one will be 2021 in the Gregorian calendar, or, likewise, 2011 and 2022 in the obsolete Julian calendar. The century year, 2100, will also be a common year starting on Friday in the Gregorian calendar. See below for more. Any common year that starts on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday has only one Friday the 13th; The only Friday the 13th in this common year occurs in August. Leap years starting on Thursday share this characteristic, but also have another one in February.

The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in 46 BC, was a reform of the Roman calendar. It took effect on 1 January 45 BC, by edict. It was the predominant calendar in the Roman world, most of Europe, and in European settlements in the Americas and elsewhere, until it was refined and gradually replaced by the Gregorian calendar, promulgated in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII.




January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 345 days remaining until the end of the year.

Ferdinand II of Aragon King of Aragon, Sicily, Naples, and Valencia

Ferdinand II, called the Catholic, was King of Aragon from 1479 until his death. His marriage in 1469 to Isabella, the future queen of Castile, was the marital and political "cornerstone in the foundation of the Spanish monarchy." As a consequence of his marriage to Isabella I, he was de jure uxoris King of Castile as Ferdinand V from 1474 until her death in 1504. At Isabella's death the crown of Castile passed to their daughter Joanna, by the terms of their prenuptial agreement and her last will and testament. Following the death of Joanna's husband Philip I of Spain, and her alleged mental illness, Ferdinand was recognized as regent of Castile from 1508 until his own death. In 1504, after a war with France, he became King of Naples as Ferdinand III, reuniting Naples with Sicily permanently and for the first time since 1458. In 1512, he became King of Navarre by conquest. In 1506 he married Germaine of Foix of France, but Ferdinand's only son and child of that marriage died soon after birth; had the child survived, the personal union of the crowns of Aragon and Castile would have ceased.

Kingdom of Aragon medieval and early modern kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula

The Kingdom of Aragon was a medieval and early modern kingdom on the Iberian Peninsula, corresponding to the modern-day autonomous community of Aragon, in Spain. It should not be confused with the larger Crown of Aragon, that also included other territories — the Principality of Catalonia, the Kingdom of Valencia, the Kingdom of Majorca, and other possessions that are now part of France, Italy, and Greece — that were also under the rule of the King of Aragon, but were administered separately from the Kingdom of Aragon.


Plague (disease) contagious and frequently fatal human disease

Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Symptoms include fever, weakness and headache. Usually this begins one to seven days after exposure. In the bubonic form there is also swelling of lymph nodes, while in the septicemic form tissues may turn black and die, and in the pneumonic form shortness of breath, cough and chest pain may occur.

Florence Comune in Tuscany, Italy

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.


March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year.

Giuliano de Medici, Duke of Nemours Italian nobleman, the third son of Lorenzo the Magnificent

Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici KG was an Italian nobleman, the third son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, and a ruler of Florence.

1516 Year

Year 1516 (MDXVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.


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The 1470s decade ran from January 1, 1470, to December 31, 1479.

Year 1478 (MCDLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.

Year 1480 (MCDLXXX) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

1533 Year

Year 1533 (MDXXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.

Year 1474 (MCDLXXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

1470 Year

Year 1470 (MCDLXX) was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.

Year 1354 (MCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.

The Treaty of Alcáçovas was signed on 4 September 1479 between the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal, on the other side. It put an end to the War of the Castilian Succession, which ended with a victory of the Catholic Monarchs on land and a Portuguese victory on the sea. The four peace treaties signed at Alcáçovas reflected that outcome: Isabella was recognized as Queen of Castile while Portugal reached hegemony in the Atlantic Ocean.

Catholic Monarchs title for Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon

The Catholic Monarchs is the joint title used in history for Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. They were both from the House of Trastámara and were second cousins, being both descended from John I of Castile; on marriage they were given a papal dispensation to deal with consanguinity by Sixtus IV. They married on October 19, 1469, in the city of Valladolid; Isabella was eighteen years old and Ferdinand a year younger. It is generally accepted by most scholars that the unification of Spain can essentially be traced back to the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella. Some newer historical opinions propose that under their rule, what later became Spain was still a union of two crowns rather than a unitary state, as to a large degree Castile and Aragon remained separate kingdoms, with most of their own separate institutions, for decades to come. The court of Ferdinand and Isabella was constantly on the move, in order to bolster local support for the crown from local feudal lords.

The papal bull Aeterni regis [English: "Eternal king's"] was issued on 21 June 1481 by Pope Sixtus IV. It confirmed the substance of the Treaty of Alcáçovas, reiterating that treaty's confirmation of Castile in its possession of the Canary Islands and its granting to Portugal all further territorial acquisitions made by Christian powers in Africa and eastward to the Indies.

Eleanor of Navarre Queen regnant of Navarre

Eleanor of Navarre, was the regent of Navarre from 1455 to 1479, then briefly the queen regnant of Navarre in 1479. She was crowned on 28 January 1479 in Tudela.

Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal Queen consort of Portugal

Isabella, Princess of Asturias was a Queen consort of Portugal and heir presumptive of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, as their eldest daughter. Her younger siblings were Catherine, Queen of England, Queen Joanna I of Castile, Maria, Queen of Portugal, and John, Prince of Asturias.

War of the Castilian Succession military conflict contested from 1475 to 1479

The War of the Castilian Succession, more accurately referred to as "Second War of Castilian Succession" or simply "War of Henry IV's Succession" to avoid confusion with other Castilian succession wars, was the military conflict contested from 1475 to 1479 for the succession of the Crown of Castile fought between the supporters of Joanna 'la Beltraneja', reputed daughter of the late monarch Henry IV of Castile, and those of Henry's half-sister, Isabella, who was ultimately successful.


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