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Events in 1484
|1 January:|| ||Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss theologian of the Protestant Reformation, is born in Wildhaus.|
|9 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|14 April:|| ||King John II of Portugal grants explorer Diogo Cão a coat of arms upon his return from the west coast of Africa, where he discovered the Congo river (autumn 1482) and erected a stone pillar to establish a Portuguese colony in Angola.|
|18 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|19 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|6 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|22 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 889 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|8 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|22 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|5 December:|| ||Pope Innocent VIII encourages the prosecution of witchcraft in Germany in the papal bull “Summis desiderantes affectibus” following a request of Dominican Inquisitor Heinrich Kramer who was refused assistance by local ecclesiastical authorities.|
|29 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
People in 1484
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, Thomas More, Raphael and Martin Luther celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1484 was a leap year starting on a Thursday, just like 1428 and 1456 in the century before it and 1512, 1540 and 1568 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?2018 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?1484 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 June 2018.