1478 was a common year.
|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1440s 1450s 1460s – 1470s – 1480s 1490s 1500s|
|Years:||1475 1476 1477 – 1478 – 1479 1480 1481|
Events[change | change source]
- February 18 – George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London.
- April 26 – The Pazzi attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Florence Cathedral.
- December 28 – Battle of Giornico – Swiss troops defeat the Milanese.
- Lorenzo de' Medici becomes sole ruler of Florence
- Grand Prince Ivan III of Moscow conquers Novgorod
- Vladislav II of Bohemia makes peace with Hungary
- Eskender succeeds his father Baeda Maryam as Emperor of Ethiopia at the age of six.