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Events in 1480
|22 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|6 March:|| ||The Kingdom of Castile establishes probably the first Spanish colony on the island of Gran Canaria.|
|2 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|3 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|21 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|14 Augustus:|| ||Munich sculptor Erasmus Grasser is paid for a set of sixteen wooden Morris dancers, his first recorded commission, made to decorate the “Tantzhaus”, now known as Altes Rathaus.|
|23 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|4 November:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 885 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|4 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
People in 1480
Bartolomeu Dias, Jami, Ivan III the Great, Lorenzo de' Medici, Christopher Columbus, Richard III, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Frans van Brederode, Selim I, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Hongzhi, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Thomas More celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1480 was a leap year starting on a Saturday, just like 1396, 1424 and 1452 in the century before it and 1508, 1536 and 1564 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1480 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 June 2013.