< CDLXXVI = 476 >
Events in 476
|26 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|28 March:|| ||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.|
|16 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 Augustus:|| ||Orestes, Roman general who disposed the emperor in August 475 and put his son on throne, is killed by barbarian mutineers near Piacenza, aged around 46.|
|4 September:|| ||Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus is deposed by Italian king Flavius Odoacer, bringing the Western Roman Empire to an end and more or less beginning the Middle Ages.|
|16 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
The year 476 was a leap year starting on a Thursday, just like 392, 420 and 448 in the century before it and 504, 532 and 560 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?2017 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?476 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 29 April 2017.