Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century
- October - English troops under John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, land in Guyenne and retake most of the province without a fight.
- 10 March - Ferdinand II of Aragon
- 18 March - Amerigo Vespucci, explorer, cartographer (+ 1512)
- 21 September -Girolamo Savonarola, religious reformer and one time ruler of Florence.
- 2 October - King Richard III of England.