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What Happened in 1493

Important Events in 1493

  • Mar 15 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World
  • Nov 27 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed by the 1st native American uprising against Spanish rule. TaĆ­no cacique Caonabo led his people to attack the settlement after the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed Columbus's orders.

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Famous People in 1493

Famous People Who Died in 1493

  • 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