On This Day

What Happened in January 1490

Historical Events

  • Jan 4 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.
  • Jan 23 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 27 Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (b. 1435)