Events in year of 1495

  • 01-28Pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France
  • 02-22French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
  • 05-20French King Charles VIII leaves Naples
  • 05-31Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella and Venice sign anti-French Saint League
  • 06-011st written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
  • 07-06Battle at Fornovo: French King Charles VIII beats St. League
  • 07-07King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
  • 07-20French Viceroy of Naples Montpensier surrenders
  • 11-27Scottish King James IV receives bedrieger Perkin Warbeck

People born in year of 1495

  • 03-06Luigi Alamanni: Italian poet (Opere Toscane, La Coltivazione)
  • 03-25Leonhard Paminger: Composer
  • 08-01Jan Scorel: Dutch painter / architect
  • 11-21John Bale: England, United Kingdom -- Bishop / anti-Catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)

People died in year of 1495

  • 02-10William Stanley: Engl lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
  • 02-25Djem Sultan: Son of Turkish Sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
  • 10-25John II [the Perfect / Consummate]: King of Portugal (1481-95)
  • 11-19Alfonso II: King of Naples (1494-95)

Events in year of 1496

  • 01-06Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
  • 03-05English King Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) to explore
  • 03-09Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria
  • 03-12Jews are expelled from Syria
  • 12-05Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I

People born in year of 1496

  • 10-20Claude de Lutherans: Duke of Guise

People died in year of 1496

  • 03-12Johannes de Lapide [Johan Heynlin]: German philosopher
  • 04-16David van Bourgondie: Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69
  • 07-08Benedetto Bonfiglio: Italian painter
  • 10-05Ferdinand II: King of Naples