Year 1487 (MCDLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1487 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1487
Ab urbe condita2240
Armenian calendar936
Assyrian calendar6237
Balinese saka calendar1408–1409
Bengali calendar894
Berber calendar2437
English Regnal yearHen. 7 – 3 Hen. 7
Buddhist calendar2031
Burmese calendar849
Byzantine calendar6995–6996
Chinese calendar丙午(Fire Horse)
4183 or 4123
    — to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
4184 or 4124
Coptic calendar1203–1204
Discordian calendar2653
Ethiopian calendar1479–1480
Hebrew calendar5247–5248
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1543–1544
 - Shaka Samvat1408–1409
 - Kali Yuga4587–4588
Holocene calendar11487
Igbo calendar487–488
Iranian calendar865–866
Islamic calendar891–893
Japanese calendarBunmei 19 / Chōkyō 1
Javanese calendar1403–1404
Julian calendar1487
Korean calendar3820
Minguo calendar425 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar19
Thai solar calendar2029–2030
Tibetan calendar阳火马年
(male Fire-Horse)
1613 or 1232 or 460
    — to —
(female Fire-Goat)
1614 or 1233 or 461
Uomo Vitruviano
Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man



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1480s in England

Events from the 1480s in England. This decade marks the beginning of the Tudor period.

1487 in Ireland

Events from the year 1487 in Ireland.

Battle of Stoke Field

The Battle of Stoke Field on 16 June 1487 may be considered the last battle of the Wars of the Roses, since it was the last major engagement between contenders for the throne whose claims derived from descent from the houses of Lancaster and York respectively. The Battle of Bosworth Field, two years previously, had established King Henry VII on the throne, ending the last period of Yorkist rule and initiating that of the Tudors. The Battle of Stoke Field was the decisive engagement in an attempt by leading Yorkists to unseat him in favour of the pretender Lambert Simnel.

Though it is often portrayed as almost a footnote to the major battles between York and Lancaster, it may have been slightly larger than Bosworth, with much heavier casualties, possibly because of the terrain which forced the two sides into close, attritional combat. In the end, though, Henry's victory was crushing. Almost all the leading Yorkists were killed in the battle.

Chenghua Emperor

The Chenghua Emperor (Chinese: 成化; pinyin: Chénghuà; 9 December 1447 – 9 September 1487), born Zhu Jianshen, was the ninth Emperor of the Ming dynasty, between 1464 and 1487. His era name "Chenghua" means "accomplished change".


Chōkyō (長享) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name") after Bunmei and before Entoku. This period spanned the years from July 1487 through August 1489. The reigning emperor was Go-Tsuchimikado-tennō (後土御門天皇).

Hugh Latimer

Hugh Latimer (c. 1487 – 16 October 1555) was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and Bishop of Worcester before the Reformation, and later Church of England chaplain to King Edward VI. In 1555 under the Catholic Queen Mary he was burned at the stake, becoming one of the three Oxford Martyrs of Anglicanism.

Jalan Bukit Kuantan

Jalan Bukit Kuantan, Federal Route 1487, is a federal road in Pahang, Malaysia.

At most sections, the Federal Route 1487 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.

John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln

John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln (1462/1464 – 16 June 1487) was a leading figure in the Yorkist aristocracy during the Wars of the Roses.

After the death of his uncle Richard III, de la Pole was reconciled with the new Tudor regime, but two years later he organised a major Yorkist rebellion. He sought to place Lambert Simnel on the throne, claiming that Simnel was in fact his cousin Edward, Earl of Warwick. Whether or not de la Pole intended to take the throne for himself if he were successful is not known, but has been widely suspected by historians. He was defeated and killed at the Battle of Stoke in 1487.


The Karamanids or Karamanid dynasty (Modern Turkish: Karamanoğulları, Karamanoğulları Beyliği), also known as the Principality of Karaman and Beylik of Karaman (Karaman Beyliği), was one of the Islamic Anatolian beyliks, centered in south-central Anatolia around the present-day Karaman Province. From the 13th century until its fall in 1487, the Karamanid dynasty was one of the most powerful Turkish beyliks in Anatolia.

Lambert Simnel

Lambert Simnel (c. 1477 – c. 1525) was a pretender to the throne of England. His claim to be Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick in 1487 threatened the newly-established reign of King Henry VII (who reigned 1485–1509). Simnel became the figurehead of a Yorkist rebellion organised by John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln. The rebellion was crushed in 1487. Simnel was pardoned and was thereafter employed by the Royal household as a scullion, and, later, as a falconer.

Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Sebastian

Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Sebastian is an 84 cm by 61 cm oil painting by Giovanni Bellini, dating to 1487 and bought in 1859 by the Louvre in Paris, where it still hangs today.

Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans

Marie of Cleves (19 September 1426 – 23 August 1487) was the third wife of Charles, Duke of Orléans, and the mother of his only son, King Louis XII of France. She was born a German princess, the last child of Adolph I, Duke of Cleves and his second wife, Marie of Burgundy.

Marie was a patron of letters and commissioned many works; she was also an active poet herself, producing ballads and other verses. After the Duke's death she was secretly remarried in 1480 to one of her gentlemen of the chamber, the Artesian "Sieur de Rabodanges", who was some years her junior. She died in Chaunay.

Nellitheertha Cave Temple

Nellitheertha Cave Temple (Tulu: ನೆಲ್ಲಿ ತೀರ್ಥ ಗುಹಾಲಯ) in Nellitheertha, Karnataka, India is dedicated to the Indian deity Sri Somanatheshwara, or Shiva. The temple dates back to at least 1487 CE.

To the right of the temple is a natural cave, about 200 metres (660 ft) long. Access is restricted, forcing visitors to crawl in on their knees. Inside, there is a lake and a Shiva Lingam.

Russo-Kazan Wars

The Russo-Kazan Wars was a series of wars fought between the Khanate of Kazan and Muscovite Russia from 1438, until Kazan was finally captured by Ivan the Terrible and absorbed into Russia in 1552.

Siege of Málaga (1487)

The Siege of Málaga (1487) was an action during the Reconquest of Spain in which the Catholic Monarchs conquered the city of Málaga from the Muslims.

The siege lasted about four months.

It was the first conflict in which ambulances, or dedicated vehicles for the purpose of carrying injured persons, were used.

Sorrow is the worst thing in life ...

Sorrow is the worst thing in life ... is the first line, and name, of a poem written in Irish, as an elegy for Féilim Mac Maghnusa Méig Uidhir, who died in 1487. He was a brother of Cathal Óg Mac Maghnusa.

The author of the poem is unknown. It is found on folio 15 verso of TCD 1282, which consists for the most part of the Annals of Ulster, compiled by Féilim's brother, Cathal Óg. It consists of thirty-two quatrains written in two columns in the strict form of rannaigheacht mhór.

Star Chamber

The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of law which sat at the royal Palace of Westminster, from the late 15th century to the mid-17th century (c. 1641), and was composed of Privy Councillors and common-law judges, to supplement the judicial activities of the common-law and equity courts in civil and criminal matters. The Star Chamber was originally established to ensure the fair enforcement of laws against socially and politically prominent people so powerful that ordinary courts would probably hesitate to convict them of their crimes. However, it became synonymous with social and political oppression through the arbitrary use and abuse of the power it wielded.

In modern usage, legal or administrative bodies with strict, arbitrary rulings and secretive proceedings are sometimes called, metaphorically or poetically, "star chambers." This is a pejorative term and intended to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the proceedings. "Star Chamber" can also, rarely, be used in its original meaning, for instance when a politician uses parliamentary privilege to examine and then exculpate or condemn a powerful organisation or person. Due to the constitutional separation of powers and the ceasing of the Star Chamber, the main powers of select committees are to enhance the public debate — politicians are deemed to no longer wield powers in the criminal law, which belongs to the courts.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1487

United Nations Security Council resolution 1487, adopted on 12 June 2003, after noting the recent entry into force of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the Council granted a one-year extension for immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to United Nations peacekeeping personnel from countries that were not party to the ICC, beginning on 1 July 2003.The resolution was passed at the insistence of the United States and came into effect on 1 July 2003 for a period of one year. France, Germany and Syria abstained from voting, arguing there was no justification to renew the measures. The Security Council refused to renew the exemption again in 2004 after pictures emerged of U.S. troops abusing Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib, and the U.S. withdrew its demand.

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