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|Ab urbe condita||2215|
|Balinese saka calendar||1383–1384|
|English Regnal year||1 Edw. 4 – 2 Edw. 4|
|Chinese calendar||辛巳年 (Metal Snake)|
4158 or 4098
— to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
4159 or 4099
|- Vikram Samvat||1518–1519|
|- Shaka Samvat||1383–1384|
|- Kali Yuga||4562–4563|
|Japanese calendar||Kanshō 3|
|Minguo calendar||450 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||2004–2005|
1588 or 1207 or 435
— to —
1589 or 1208 or 436
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- March 27 – Vasili II of Russia dies, and is succeeded by his son Ivan III of Russia.
- June 17 – Vlad III Dracula attempts to assassinate Mehmed II in The Night Attack, forcing Mehmed to retreat from Wallachia.
- July 1 – Battle of Seckenheim: Frederick I, Elector Palatine is victorious over four other opponents.
- July 22 – The first siege of Chilia by Stephen the Great fails and he is seriously wounded.
- September 17 – Thirteen Years' War – Battle of Świecino (Battle of Żarnowiec): The Kingdom of Poland defeats the Teutonic Order.
- September – Siege of Mytilene: Mehmed II captures the town of Mytilene, thus conquering the island of Lesbos.
- December – After Radu III the Fair took over the throne in Wallachia, Vlad III Dracula seeks help in Transylvannia, where he is captured by Mathias Corvinus and imprisoned for the next 12 years, over false charges of treason.
- The Jews are expelled from Mainz, Germany.
- Portugal begins to settle the Cape Verde Islands, with slaves from the coast of Guinea.
- January 2 – Piero di Cosimo, Italian artist (d. 1522)
- January 8 – Walraven II van Brederode, Dutch noble (d. 1531)
- February 1 – Johannes Trithemius, German scholar and cryptographer (d. 1516)
- February 21 – Joanna la Beltraneja, princess of Castile (d. 1530)
- May 19 – Baccio D'Agnolo, Italian woodcarver, sculptor and architect (d. 1543)
- May 31 – Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1489–1503) (d. 1504)
- June 27 – Louis XII of France, King of France (1498–1515), King of Naples (1501–1504) (d. 1515)
- July 21 – Queen Jeonghyeon, Korean royal consort (d. 1530)
- September 8 – Henry Medwall, first known English vernacular dramatist (d. 1501)
- September 16 – Pietro Pomponazzi, Italian philosopher (d. 1525)
- September 26 – Engelbert, Count of Nevers, younger son of John I (d. 1506)
- November 26 – Alexander, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken and Count of Veldenz (1489–1514) (d. 1514)
- date unknown
- probable – Edmund Dudley, minister of Henry VII of England (d. 1510)
- February 23 – Thomas Tuddenham, English landowner (b. 1401)
- February 26 – John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford (b. 1408)
- February 27 – Władysław II of Płock, Polish noble (b. 1448)
- March 27 – Vasily II of Moscow, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)
- March 31 – Isidore II of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
- April 26 – William Percy, medieval Bishop of Carlisle (b. 1428)
- August 26 – Catherine Zaccaria, Despotess of the Morea
- September 17 – Anna of Saxony, Landgravine of Hesse, German royalty (b. 1420)
- November 11 – Anne of Cyprus, Italian noble (b. 1418)
- November 13 – Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, consort of William III, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1432)
- November 25 – John Stourton, 1st Baron Stourton, English baron (b. 1400)
- date unknown