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Historical Events in 1489

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jul 22 Treaty of Frankfurt signed between Maximilian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII
  • Oct 30 Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I & Flemings
  • Dec 4 Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors