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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 14th century15th century16th century
Decades: 1430s  1440s  1450s  – 1460s –  1470s  1480s  1490s
Years: 1463 1464 146514661467 1468 1469

Year 1466 (MCDLXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.



  • June – Second Siege of Krujë: Mehmed II leads an army of 150,000 to stop the Albanian resistance by taking Krujë. The Albanians stop him and the Ottoman army leaves from Albania.
  • August 26 – A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, led by Luca Pitti and Borso d'Este, is discovered and put down in Florence.
  • October 19 – The Thirteen Years' War ends

Date unknown

  • The Chimú Empire is conquered by troops of the Inca.
  • Erik Axelsson Tott replaces Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna as Regent of Sweden.
  • The first printed German language Bible is made.
  • Louis XI of France introduces silk weaving to Lyon.
  • Kingdom of Georgia ends. Rival states of Kartli, Kakheti, Imereti, Samtskhe-Saatabago start.



  • March 8 – Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1401)
  • October 30 – Johann Fust, German printer (b. c. 1400)
  • December 13Donatello, Italian artist (b. 1386)
  • date unknown
    • Benedetto Accolti, Italian jurist and historian (b. 1415)
    • Hacı I Giray, first ruler of the Crimean Khanate
    • Barbara Manfredi, Italian noblewoman
    • Nicolaus Zacharie, composer
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