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Year 1472 (MCDLXXII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • February 20 – Orkney and Shetland are returned by Norway to Scotland, due to a defaulted dowry payment.
  • December 31 – The city council of Amsterdam prohibits snowball fights: "Neymant en moet met sneecluyten werpen nocht maecht noch wijf noch manspersoon." ("No one shall throw with snowballs, neither men nor (unmarried) women.")
  • Date unknown

  • Foundation of the Kingdom of Fez.
  • Possible discovery of Bacalao (possibly Newfoundland, North America) by João Vaz Corte-Real.
  • An extensive slave trade begins in modern Cameroon, as the Portuguese sail up the Wouri River.
  • Fernão do Po claims the central-African islands Bioko and Annobón for Portugal.
  • Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena, the world's oldest surviving bank, is founded.
  • Leonardo da Vinci is listed as a master in Florence's "Company of Artists".
  • Publication of Johannes de Sacrobosco's De sphaera mundi (written c. 1230) in Ferrara, the first printed astronomical book.
  • Publication of Pietro d'Abano's Conciliator differentiarum quae inter philosophos et medicos versantur and De venenis eorumque remediis.
  • Volterra, a town in Italy, is sacked by Florentine soldiers.
  • The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster was declared complete and consecrated.
  • Births

  • January 17 – Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Italian condottiero and Duke of Urbino (d. 1508)
  • March 28 – Fra Bartolomeo, Italian artist (d. 1517)
  • April 5 – Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
  • April 10 – Margaret of York, English princess (d. 1472)
  • May 31 – Érard de La Marck (d. 1538)
  • August 11 – Nikolaus von Schönberg, Catholic cardinal (d. 1537)
  • October 19 – John Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1472–1545) (d. 1545)
  • October 31 – Wang Yangming, Chinese Neo-Confucian scholar (d. 1529)
  • November 24 – Pietro Torrigiano, Italian sculptor of the Florentine school (d. 1528)
  • December 10 – Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk (d. 1481)
  • date unknown
  • Lucas Cranach the Elder, German painter (d. 1553)
  • Alfonsina Orsini, Regent of Florence (d. 1520)
  • Barbro Stigsdotter, Swedish noblewoman and heroine (d. 1528)
  • Deaths

  • March 30 – Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (b. 1435)
  • April 25 – Leone Battista Alberti, Italian artist, poet, and philosopher (b. 1404)
  • May 30 – Jacquetta of Luxembourg, daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg (b. 1416)
  • June 4 – Nezahualcoyotl, Aztec poet (b. 1402)
  • July 25 – Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  • November 18 – Basilius Bessarion, titular patriarch of Constantinople (b. c. 1403)
  • date unknown – Afanasy Nikitin, Russian traveller
  • probable
  • Thomas Boyd, Earl of Arran
  • Hayne van Ghizeghem, Flemish composer (b. c. 1445)
  • Michelozzo, Italian architect and sculptor (b. c. 1396)
  • References

    1472 Wikipedia

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