1436 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1436
Ab urbe condita 2189
Armenian calendar 885
Assyrian calendar 6186
Balinese saka calendar 1357–1358
Bengali calendar 843
Berber calendar 2386
English Regnal year 14 Hen. 6 – 15 Hen. 6
Buddhist calendar 1980
Burmese calendar 798
Byzantine calendar 6944–6945
Chinese calendar 乙卯(Wood Rabbit)
4132 or 4072
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
4133 or 4073
Coptic calendar 1152–1153
Discordian calendar 2602
Ethiopian calendar 1428–1429
Hebrew calendar 5196–5197
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1492–1493
 - Shaka Samvat 1357–1358
 - Kali Yuga 4536–4537
Holocene calendar 11436
Igbo calendar 436–437
Iranian calendar 814–815
Islamic calendar 839–840
Japanese calendar Eikyō 8
Javanese calendar 1351–1352
Julian calendar 1436
Korean calendar 3769
Minguo calendar 476 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −32
Thai solar calendar 1978–1979
Tibetan calendar 阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
1562 or 1181 or 409
    — to —
(male Fire-Dragon)
1563 or 1182 or 410

Year 1436 (MCDXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



Date unknown

  • Vlad II Dracul seizes the recently vacated throne of Wallachia, with Hungarian support.
  • The Bosnian language is first mentioned in a document.
  • Date of the Visokom papers, the last direct sources on the old town of Visoki.
  • In Ming dynasty China, the inauguration of the Zhengtong Emperor takes place.
  • In Ming dynasty China, a significant portion of the southern grain tax is commuted to payments in silver, known as the Gold Floral Silver (jinhuayin). This comes about due to officials' and military generals' increasing demands to be paid in silver instead of grain, as commercial transactions draw more silver into nationwide circulation. Some counties have trouble transporting all the required grain to meet their tax quotas, so it makes sense to pay the government in silver, a medium of exchange that is already abundant amongst landowners, through their own private commercial affairs.
  • The Florentine polymath Leon Battista Alberti begins writing the treatise On Painting, in which he argues for the importance of mathematical perspective, in the creation of three-dimensional vision on a two-dimensional plane. This follows the ideas of Masaccio, and his concepts of linear perspective and vanishing point in artwork.
  • Afonso Gonçalves Baldaia becomes the first European to explore the western coast of Africa, past the Tropic of Cancer.
  • Johannes Gutenberg begins work on the printing press.




  1. ^ King, Ross (2000). Brunelleschi's Dome. London: Chatto & Windus. ISBN 0-7011-6903-6.
  2. ^ Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich Prokhorov (1973). Great Soviet Encyclopedia. Macmillan. p. 239.

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