Died in 1497

Jan 3 Beatrice d'Este the wife of the Milanese ruler Ludovico Sforza. She was one of the most beautiful and accomplished princesses of the Italian Renaissance. A member of the Este family, she was the younger daughter of Ercole I d'Este and the sister of Isabella d'Este and Alfonso d'Este. Along with her sister, Beatrice was noted for her excellent taste in fashion and for having invented new clothing styles
Feb 6 Johannes Ockeghem often considered the most influential composer between Dufay and Josquin des Prez. In addition to being a renowned composer, he was also an honored singer, choirmaster, and teacher
Feb 21 Jan IV of Oświęcim a Duke of Oświęcim during 1434–1456 and Duke of Gliwice from 1465 to 1482.
Apr 4 Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey an English heiress and lady-in-waiting to two queens. She became the first wife of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey
Jun 14 Giovanni Borgia 2nd Duke of Gandia the son of Pope Alexander VI a member of the House of Borgia. He was the brother of Cesare, Gioffre, and Lucrezia Borgia. Giovanni, commonly known as Juan , is believed to be the eldest of the Pope's four children by Vannozza dei Cattanei, but this is disputed. Due to the contents of a number of papal bulls issued after his murder, it is unclear whether Giovanni was born in 1476 or 1477
Jul 22 Francesco Botticini an Italian Early Renaissance painter who studied under Cosimo Rosselli and Andrea del Verrocchio. He was born in Florence in 1446 and is mostly known for his painting "Assumption of the Virgin" in the National Gallery, London showing the angelic hierarchy
Aug 25 Johann von Tiefen the 35th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, serving from 1489 to 1497.
Nov 7 Philip II Duke of Savoy the Duke of Savoy for the brief reign from 1496 to 1497.