1493 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Jan 12 Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
  • Jan 16 Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip
  • Jan 19 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
  • Mar 15 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World
  • Apr 15 -20/4 Barcelona] Columbus meets with King Ferdinand & Isabella
  • May 4 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain & Portugal
  • May 23 King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis
  • Aug 19 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I becomes Archduke of Austria
  • Sep 9 Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the Ottoman Empire invasion.
  • Sep 24 Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World
  • Sep 25 Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas
  • Nov 3 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
  • Nov 11 Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba
  • Nov 19 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
  • Dec 23 Georg Alt's German translation of Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle is published.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 15 Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, marshal of France
  • Jun 5 Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
  • Sep 28 Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (Golden Donkey)
  • Oct 14 Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
  • Nov 11 Bernardo Tasso, Italian poet (d. 1569)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 11 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, laudanum), born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland (d. 1541)

Physician/Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician/Alchemist
Paracelsus
  • Nov 12 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 18 John of Lannoy, Flemish governor/viceroy of Neth/Zealand, dies at 82
  • May 10 Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
  • Aug 19 Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77
  • Sep 20 Philippe Pot, governor/viceroy of Burgundy, dies