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

Millennium: 2nd millennium
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



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  1. ^ "Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu: His Life and Precepts" by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura August 20, 1896
1480s in art

The decade of the 1480s in art involved some significant events.

Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg

Albert III (German: Albrecht III.) (9 November 1414 – 11 March 1486) was Elector of Brandenburg from 1471 until his death, the third from the House of Hohenzollern. A member of the Order of the Swan, he received the cognomen Achilles because of his knightly qualities and virtues. He also ruled in the Franconian principalities of Ansbach from 1440 and Kulmbach from 1464 (as Albrecht I).

Arthur, Prince of Wales

Arthur Tudor (19/20 September 1486 – 2 April 1502) was Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester and Duke of Cornwall. As the eldest son and heir apparent of Henry VII of England, Arthur was viewed by contemporaries as the great hope of the newly established House of Tudor. His mother, Elizabeth of York, was the daughter of Edward IV, and his birth cemented the union between the House of Tudor and the House of York.

Plans for Arthur's marriage began before his third birthday; he was installed as Prince of Wales two years later. At the age of eleven, he was formally betrothed to Catherine of Aragon, a daughter of the powerful Catholic Monarchs in Spain, in an effort to forge an Anglo-Spanish alliance against France. Arthur was well educated and, contrary to some modern belief, was in good health for the majority of his life. Soon after his marriage to Catherine in 1501, the couple took up residence at Ludlow Castle in Shropshire, where Arthur died six months later of an unknown ailment. Catherine would later firmly state that the marriage had not been consummated.

One year after Arthur's death, Henry VII renewed his efforts of sealing a marital alliance with Spain by arranging for Catherine to marry Arthur's younger brother Henry, who had by then become Prince of Wales. Arthur's untimely death paved the way for Henry's accession as Henry VIII in 1509. The potential for a question as to the consummation of Arthur and Catherine's marriage, was much later (and in a completely different political context) exploited by Henry and his court to cast doubt on the validity of Catherine's union with Henry, eventually leading to the separation between the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.

Bayezid II Mosque (Amasya)

Bayezid II Mosque (Amasya) is a historical 15th century Mosque in Amasya, Turkey. The mosque was built in 1486 by order of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II, it is the largest Külliye of the city.

Charles III, Duke of Savoy

Charles III of Savoy (10 October 1486 – 17 August 1553), often called Charles the Good, was Duke of Savoy from 1504 to 1553, although most of his lands were ruled by the French between 1536 and his death.

Elisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of Saxony

Elisabeth of Bavaria-Munich (2 February 1443 in Munich – 5 March 1484 in Leipzig) was a princess of Bavaria-Munich by birth and by marriage Electress of Saxony.

Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth of York (11 February 1466 – 11 February 1503) was the wife of Henry VII, and thus the first Tudor queen. She was the daughter of Edward IV and his wife Elizabeth Woodville, and niece of Richard III. She married Henry VII in 1486, after being detained by him the previous year following the latter's victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field, which started the last phase of the Wars of the Roses. Together, Elizabeth and Henry had a total of four sons, three of whom died before their father, leaving their brother, Henry VIII, to succeed his father as king.

The period of Henry VI's Readeption from October 1470 until April 1471 and the period between her father's death in 1483, when she was 17, and the making of peace between her mother and her uncle Richard, were violent and anxious interludes in what was mostly a peaceful life. Her two brothers, the so-called "Princes in the Tower", disappeared, their fate uncertain. Although declared illegitimate by an act of Parliament, Titulus Regius in 1484, she was subsequently welcomed back to court by her uncle Richard III, along with all of her sisters. As a Yorkist princess, the final victory of the Lancastrian faction in the War of the Roses may have seemed a further disaster, but Henry Tudor knew the importance of Yorkist support for his invasion and promised to marry her before he arrived in England; this was an important move; one which may well have contributed to the hemorrhaging of Yorkist adherence to Richard III.Elizabeth of York was the queen consort of England from 1486 until her death in 1503, but seems to have played little part in politics. Her marriage seems to have been successful. Her eldest son Arthur, Prince of Wales, died at age 15 in 1502, and three other children died young. Her surviving son became king of England and her daughters Mary and Margaret became queen of France and queen of Scotland, respectively; many modern royals, including Elizabeth II, trace their line through Margaret.

Ernest, Elector of Saxony

Ernest (Meissen, 24 March 1441 – 26 August 1486 in Colditz) was Elector of Saxony from 1464 to 1486.

Ernst was the founder and progenitor of the Ernestine line of Saxon princes, and a direct patrilineal ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom), Michael, Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach), Konrad, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen (Saxe-Meiningen) and Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Saxe-Coburg and Gotha).

Girolamo Priuli (1486–1567)

Girolamo Priuli (1486 in Venice – 4 November 1567 in Venice) was a Venetian noble, who served as the eighty-third Doge of Venice, from 1 September 1559 until his sudden death from a stroke in 1567.

Jalan Bukit Goh

Jalan Bukit Goh, Federal Route 1486, is a federal road in Pahang, Malaysia.

At most sections, the Federal Route 1486 was built under the JKR R5 road standard, allowing maximum speed limit of up to 90 km/h.

Jalan Sungai Lembing

Jalan Sungai Lembing, Federal Route 231 (formerly Pahang State Route C4), is a major highway in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. It is also a main route to East Coast Expressway via Kuantan Interchange. The Kilometre Zero of the Federal Route 231 starts at Kuantan.

At most sections, the Federal Route 231 was built under the JKR R5 road standard, allowing maximum speed limit of up to 90 km/h.

Marco Barbarigo

Marco Barbarigo (c. 1413 – August 1486) was the 73rd Doge of Venice from 1485 until 1486. His nomination took place on a new staircase in the coutyard of the Doge's Palace, on an axis with the Campanile of St. Mark and the Porta della Carta.Barbarigo was elected as Doge of Venice in September 1485 to succeed Doge Giovanni Mocenigo, who was possibly poisoned. Marco died in August 1486, less than a year after becoming Doge, probably in a violent dispute between nobles caused by his brother Agostino. He was succeeded as Doge by Agostino Barbarigo, who was Procurator while Marco was Doge, from 1486 until 1501.

Margaret of Austria, Electress of Saxony

Margaret of Austria (c. 1416 – 12 February 1486), a member of the House of Habsburg, was Electress of Saxony from 1431 until 1464 by her marriage with the Wettin elector Frederick II. She was a sister of Emperor Frederick III.

Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland

Margaret of Denmark (23 June 1456 – 14 July 1486), also referred to as Margaret of Norway, was Queen of Scotland from 1469 to 1486 by marriage to King James III. She was the daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and Dorothea of Brandenburg.

Richard Hill (bishop)

Richard Hill (fl. 10 May 1486; died 20 February 1496) was a medieval Bishop of London.

Hill was Archdeacon of Lewes from 1486, until he was provided as Bishop of London on 21 August 1489 and consecrated on 15 November 1489. He was also appointed Dean of the Chapel Royal.

With a group of supporters around the Court of Arches, including Edward Vaughan, he attempted to undermine the prerogative powers of the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the time John Morton.


Sawlon of Mohnyin (Burmese: မိုးညှင်းစလုံ [móɲ̥ɪ́ɴ səlòʊɴ]; 1486–1533) was saopha of the Shan state of Mohnyin in the early the 16th century. He is best remembered in Burmese history as the conqueror of Ava Kingdom.

Sawlon led a confederation of Shan states, and raided Avan territory throughout the first quarter of the 16th century. (The earliest reported date in the Burmese chronicles of a raid led by Sawlon of Mohnyin came in 1502. It is unclear if the Sawlon in 1502 was this Sawlon who would have been only 16 years old, then. The Sawlon in 1502 may have been Sawlon's father.)

By the 1520s, his confederation included Shan states of Kale (Kalay), Momeik, Bhamo as well as the Burman Kingdom of Prome (Pyay). The allies accelerated their concerted attacks on Ava from all directions, and sacked Ava in 1524. But King Shwenankyawshin of Ava and his ally Hkonmaing I of Onbaung–Hsipaw continued their resistance. In 1527, his forces again laid siege to Ava where Shwenankyawshin fell in battle. Sawlon placed his son on the Ava throne, ending Ava's 163-year reign of Upper Burma. Ava became just another Shan state, and many Burmans fled to Toungoo.

Sawlon made a fateful choice of not attacking Toungoo Kingdom in the southeast of Ava. Instead, he chose to attack his erstwhile ally Prome for he was unsatisfied with the assistance he received from his ally King Thado Minsaw of Prome in their war against Ava. In late 1532, Sawlon and Thohanbwa marched south and captured Prome. After the conquest of Prome, Sawlon was murdered by his own ministers on his way back home to Mohnyin.

Stafford and Lovell rebellion

The Stafford and Lovell rebellion was the first armed uprising against King Henry VII after he won the crown at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The uprising was led by Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell along with Sir Humphrey Stafford (c.1426/7 – 8 July 1486) and Thomas Stafford, brothers from Grafton, Worcestershire. The uprising occurred during Eastertime 1486.

Symeon I of Constantinople

Symeon I of Trebizond (Greek: Συμεών Α΄ o Τραπεζούντιος), (? – autumn 1486) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople three times: for a short time in 1466, from 1471 to 1475 and from 1482 to 1486. In 1484 he presided over the Synod of Constantinople of 1484 which repudiated the Union of Florence.

Thomas Bourchier (cardinal)

Thomas Bourchier (c. 1404 – 30 March 1486) was a medieval English cardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord Chancellor of England.

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