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

Events in year of 1499

  • 01-08Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown
  • 02-09France and Venice sign treaty against Milan
  • 07-26Alonso dhe Ojeda discovers Curacao Island
  • 08-25Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
  • 10-06French King Louis XII occupies Milan

People born in year of 1499

  • 06-24Johannes Brenz: German theologist (Dutch Brentians)

People died in year of 1499

  • 01-09Johan Cicero: Elector of (Brandenburg, 1486-99), dies at 43
  • 04-29John IV: Dutch army leader / Earl of Egmond
  • 07-22Neithart Fox [Jonker Fox]: German passage leader, slain in battle
  • 11-23Perkin Warbeck: Flemish sailor, hanged
  • 11-28Edward Plantagenet: 18th Count of Warwick, beheaded