|Covid-19|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.
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 and is recognised by the estates on June 1.
July 12 – The Ottomans capture Euboea.
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.
December 18 – Lê Thánh Tông leads the Đại Việt army into Champa, conquering the country in less than three months.
Start of the Anglo-Hanseatic War.
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 (see also History of Ghana).
Johann Heynlin introduces the printing press into France and prints his first book that 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 (alchemist) dedicates his book The Compound of Alchemy to the King Edward IV of England.
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, Catholic cardinal (d. 1528)
July 20 – John Bourchier, 1st Earl of Bath, English noble (d. 1539)
July 30 – Hongzhi Emperor of China (d. 1505)
Bernardo Dovizi, Catholic cardinal (d. 1520)
Lucrezia de' Medici, Italian noblewoman (d. 1553)
Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon (d. 1498)
George I of Münsterberg, Imperial Prince, Duke of Münsterberg and Oels, Graf von Glatz (d. 1502)
November 2 – King Edward V of England, one of the princes in the Tower (d. c. 1483)
November 28 – Wen Zhengming (d. 1559)
December 5 – Willibald Pirckheimer, German humanist (d. 1530)
Thomas Cajetan, Italian theologian and cardinal (d. 1534)
Juan Díaz de Solís, Spanish navigator and explorer (d. 1516)
Wen Zhengming, Chinese painter (d. 1559)
Tang Yin, Chinese painter (d. 1524)
Matthias Grünewald, German painter (d. 1528)
Hayuya, Taino chief
Hugh Latimer, Protestant martyr (d. 1555)
January 2 – Heinrich Reuß von Plauen, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
May 15 – Charles VIII of Sweden (b. 1409)
November 23 – Gaston, Prince of Viana (b. 1444)
December 16 – John II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1425)
Domenico da Piacenza, Italian dancing master (b. 1390)
Pal Engjëlli, Albanian Catholic clergyman (b. 1416)
probable – Jacopo Bellini, Italian painter (b. 1400)
Year 1470 (MCDLXX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.