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- April 2 - Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (İstanbul).
- May 29 - Fall of Constantinople to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire) and the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance
- 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.
- Johann Gutenberg invents the movable type printing press.
- End of the Hundred Years War.
- September 1 - Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general and statesman (d. 1515)
- October 13 - Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (died 1471)
- November 22 - Jacob Obrecht, Flemish composer (died 1505)
- Alfonso d'Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral (died 1515)
- February 28 - Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (born 1400)
- May 29 - Constantine XI, last Byzantine Emperor (killed in battle) (born 1404)
- June 2 - Alvaro de Luna, Constable of Castile
- July 17 - John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader
- July 20 - Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French chronicler
- December 24 - John Dunstable, English composer (born 1390)
- Giovanni Giustiniani, Italian captain
- Lucas Notaras, last Grand Duke of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empireaf:1453
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