Events in year of 1492

  • 01-02Spain recaptures Granada from the Moors (Granada Day)
  • 01-23"Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
  • 03-21Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus
  • 03-30King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
  • 03-31Queen Isabella of Castilia and Ferdinand of Aragon expels Jews
  • 04-17Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
  • 04-30Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet
  • 04-30Spain announces it will expels all Jews
  • 05-15Cheese and Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kills 232 Alkmaarse
  • 08-02Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
  • 08-03All Jews are expelled from Spain
  • 08-03Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies"
  • 08-11Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI
  • 08-12Christopher Columbus discovers Canary Islands
  • 09-25Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
  • 10-02King Henry VII of England invades France
  • 10-07Columbus misses Florida when he changed course
  • 10-12Columbus arrives in Bahamas [real Columbus Day]
  • 10-12Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders
  • 10-13English Admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock
  • 10-17Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
  • 10-19Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)
  • 10-21Columbus lands on San Salvador Island
  • 10-2424 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany
  • 10-25Christopher Columbus and ship Santa Maria land in Dominican Republic
  • 10-26Lead pencils 1st used
  • 10-27Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain
  • 11-05Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba
  • 11-09Peace of Etaples (Henry VII & Charles VIII)
  • 11-15Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

People born in year of 1492

  • 01-12Andreas Alicatus: Italian author
  • 03-04Francesco de Layolle: Composer
  • 03-06Jean Luis Vives: Spanish theory / humanist / Reformer
  • 05-08Andreas Alciatus [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato]: Italian lawyer

People died in year of 1492

  • 06-07Kazimierz IV: King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64
  • 06-16Jan Coppenhole: Flemish rebel leader, beheaded
  • 07-25Innocent VII [Giovanni B Cibo]: Italian Pope (1484-92)

Events in year of 1493

  • 01-04Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
  • 01-091st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)
  • 01-12Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
  • 01-16Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
  • 03-15Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after 1st new world voyage
  • 05-04Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal
  • 05-23King Charles VIII and Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis
  • 08-19Maximilian I of Austria becomes Roman Catholic German Emperor
  • 09-25Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to America
  • 11-11Columbus discovers Saba
  • 11-19Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage

People born in year of 1493

  • 03-15Anne Pierre Adrien Duke of Montmorency: Marshal of France
  • 05-01Phillippus Paracelsus: Switzerland -- Physician / Alchemist (or 11 / 10)
  • 09-28Agnolo Firenzuola [Giovannini]: Italian Monk (Golden Donkey)
  • 12-17Philippus A Paracelsus: Switzerland -- Physician / Alchemist (Liber paramixum)

People died in year of 1493

  • 03-18John of Lannoy: Flemish Governor / Viceroy of the Netherlands / Zealand, dies at 82
  • 08-19Frederick III of Innsbruck: German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77
  • 09-20Philippe Pot: Governor / Viceroy of Burgundy