- 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. Taíno 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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- Mar 18 John of Lannoy, Flemish governor/viceroy of Neth/Zealand, dies at 82
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- Sep 20 Philippe Pot, governor/viceroy of Burgundy, dies