On This Day

What Happened in 1494

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia
  • Jan 6 The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola

Famous People Who Died in 1494

  • Jan 11 Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)
  • Jan 25 Ferdinand I, cruel king of Naples, dies
  • Aug 11 Hans Memling [John Memlinc], Flemish painter (Passietaferelen), dies
  • Sep 24 Poliziano, Italian humanist (b. 1454)
  • Oct 22 Gian Galeazzo, Italian duke of Milan (1476-94), dies

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