Historical Events in 1502

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  • Jan 1st Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
  • Jan 20th The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
  • Feb 12th Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Feb 12th Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • Feb 25th Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine
  • Mar 11th Ismail I crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524), founder of the Safavid dynasty

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May 9th Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus