On This Day

What Happened in May 1493

Historical Events

  • May 4 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal

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May 23 King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria sign Peace of Senlis

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician