Historical Events in 1472

  • Jan 22 Great comet of 1471 (C/1471 Y1) becomes the closest comet in modern times, coming within 10 million kilometers of Earth [1]
  • Feb 20 Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment

Historic Event

Jun 24 Byzantine princess Sophia Palaiologina departs Rome with a large entourage for Moscow to marry Ivan III