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What Happened on January 2, 1492

Historical Events


SpainCompletion of the Reconquista

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
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1492 Highlights

About January 2, 1492

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 529 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn