Famous People Who Died in 1471

  • Jan 18 Emperor Go-Hanazono, 102nd Emperor of Japan, dies at 51
  • Feb 22 John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop dies at about 74 [birthdate uncertain]
  • Mar 12 Dionysius the Carthusian [Denis Ryckel], Flemish scholastic theologist, dies at 69
  • Mar 14 Thomas Malory, English writer (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55
  • Mar 22 George van Podiebrad, king of Bohemia (1458-71), dies
  • Apr 14 Richard Neville [16th Earl of Warwick], English nobleman and military commander known as Warwick the Kingmaker, slain in battle at 42
  • May 1 Thomas a Kempis, German Dutch spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91
  • May 4 Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander, executed for treason after the Battle of Tewkesbury at about 33 [birthdate uncertain, c. 1438]
  • May 4 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, dies in Battle of Tewkesbury at 17, becoming the only heir apparent to the English throne to ever die in battle

Henry VI of England (1421-1471)

May 21 King of England (1422-61, 1470-71), executed in the Tower of London at 49

  • Jul 25 John Soreth, French Carmelite friar, dies at about 77
  • Jul 26 Pope Paul II [Pietro Barbo], Italian Pope (1464-71), dies at 54
  • Dec 17 Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, dies at 74