Events in year of 1497

  • 01-06Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)
  • 02-25Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France
  • 03-09Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation
  • 05-02John Cabot departs to North-America
  • 05-10Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for 1st voyage to New World
  • 05-13Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola
  • 06-22Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
  • 06-24John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia)
  • 07-08Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India
  • 08-06John Cabot returns to Bristol from North-America
  • 08-10John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"
  • 09-07Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
  • 11-18Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope
  • 11-22Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope

People born in year of 1497

    No particular people born in year of 1497.

    People died in year of 1497

    • 02-06John Ockeghem: Flemish singer / composer, dies at 79
    • 07-22Francesco Botticini: Italian painter, dies at about 52

    Events in year of 1498

    • 05-20Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
    • 05-30Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America
    • 06-21Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
    • 06-26Toothbrush invented
    • 07-07Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
    • 07-20Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht Governor of the Netherlands
    • 07-31Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
    • 08-01Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)
    • 08-07Columbus arrives in Caribbean
    • 08-14Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
    • 08-17Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows and office to marry a French princess

    People born in year of 1498

    • 12-19Andreas Osiander: Germany -- Protestant Reformation theologist

    People died in year of 1498

    • 05-23Girolamo Savonarola: Dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
    • 07-04Filips van Burgundy: Admiral-General of the Netherlands
    • 09-16Tomas de Torquemada: Inquisitor who burned 10, 000 people