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Historical Events in 1489

  • Mar 14 The last Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro is forced to abdicate by Venice

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May 1 Christopher Columbus proposes his plan to search for a western route to India in an audience with Spanish monarch, Isabella I. Full support is granted 3 years later, in 1492

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
Queen of Castile Isabella I of Castile
Queen of Castile
Isabella I of Castile
  • Jul 22 "Tractate Niddah" a talmudic edition, 1st printed
  • Jul 22 Treaty of Frankfurt signed between Maximilian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France
  • Oct 30 Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I & Flemings
  • Dec 4 Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors