On This Day

What Happened in January 1492

Historical Events


SpainCompletion of the Reconquista

Jan 2 Muhammad XII, the last Emir of Granada, surrenders his city to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile, ending both the Reconquista and centuries of Muslim rule in the Iberian peninsula
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The Surrender of Granada by Francisco Pradilla Ortiz: Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile accept the surrender of Granada
The Surrender of Granada by Francisco Pradilla Ortiz: Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile accept the surrender of Granada
  • Jan 16 The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12 Andreas Alicatus, Italian author