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- May 29 - Fall of Constantinople to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire).
- July 17 - Battle of Castillon. The French under Jean Bureau utterly defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed
- October 19 - The French recapture of Bordeaux brings the Hundred Years War to a close, with the English retaining only Calais on French soil.
- October 13 - Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, only son of King Henry VI of England (d. 1471)
- Alfonso d'Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral (d. 1515)
- Jacob Obrecht, renowned Franco-Flemish composer
- May 29 - Constantine XI, last Byzantine Emperor (b. 1404)
- December 24 - John Dunstable, English composeraf:1453
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