What Happened in 1495

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Historical Events

  • Jan 28 Pope Alexander VI (Roderic Llançol i de Borgia) gives his son Cesare as hostage to Charles VIII of France
  • Feb 22 French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
  • May 20 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples
  • May 31 Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League
  • Jun 1 First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
  • Jul 6 Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League
  • Jul 7 King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
  • Jul 20 French viceroy of Naples Montpensier surrenders
  • Nov 27 Scottish king James IV receives Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English trone

Did You Know?

First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller

On June 1, 1495


Famous People in 1495

Famous People Born in 1495

  • Mar 6 Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Opere Toscane, La Coltivazione)
  • Mar 8 John of God, Portuguese-born friar and saint (d. 1550). Founder of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God.
  • Mar 25 Leonhard Paminger, composer
  • Apr 16 Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)
  • Aug 1 Jan van Scorel, Schoorl Holland, Dutch painter/architect
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 11 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
  • Feb 10 William Stanley, Engl lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
  • Feb 25 Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
  • May 31 Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, (b. 1415)
  • Oct 25 John II, the Perfect/Consummate, King of Portugal (1481-95), dies
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