Historical Events in 1493

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 1st sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Jan 12 Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
  • Jan 16 Christopher Columbus leaves the New World and sets sail for Spain
  • Jan 19 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
  • Mar 15 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World
  • Apr 15 -20/4] Columbus meets with the Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II in Barcelona
  • May 4 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal
  • May 23 King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis
  • Aug 19 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I becomes Archduke of Austria
  • Sep 9 Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the Ottoman Empire invasion.
  • Sep 24 Christopher Columbus embarks on his 2nd expedition to the New World, setting sail with a fleet of 17 ships
  • Nov 3 Christopher Columbus 'discovers' the island of Dominica, which was originally inhabited by the Kalinago
  • Nov 11 Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba
  • Nov 19 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
  • Nov 27 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad colony, finding it destroyed the natives for the brutal treatment they received from the garrison who disobeyed the orders Columbus gave at his departure
  • Dec 23 Georg Alt's German translation of Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle is published.