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What Happened in 1495

Historical Events in 1495

  • May 20 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples
  • May 31 Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League
  • Jun 1 First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
  • Jul 6 Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League
  • Jul 7 King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
  • Jul 20 French viceroy of Naples Montpensier surrenders
  • Nov 27 Scottish king James IV receives Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English trone

Famous People Born in 1495

  • Mar 6 Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Opere Toscane, La Coltivazione)
  • Mar 8 John of God, Portuguese-born friar and saint, founder of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, born in Montemor-o-Novo, Évora, Portugal (d. 1550)
  • Mar 25 Leonhard Paminger, composer
  • Apr 16 Petrus Apianus [Peter Apian], German mathematician, astronomer and cartographer, born in Leisnig, Saxony (d. 1552)
  • Aug 1 Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter and architect, born in Schoorl, Netherlands (d. 1562)

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Would You Believe?

First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller

On June 1, 1495


Famous People Who Died in 1495

  • Jan 11 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman, dies at 66
  • Feb 10 William Stanley, Engl lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
  • Feb 25 Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
  • May 31 Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, dies at 80
  • Sep 14 Elizabeth Tudor, English princess, the second daughter and fourth child of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, dies at 3

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