Historical Events in 1502

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  • Jan 1 Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
  • Jan 20 The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored
  • Feb 12 Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism

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Feb 12 Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • Feb 25 Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine
  • Mar 11 Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty, crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524)

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May 9 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his 4th and final trip to the New World

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • May 11 Christopher Columbus begins 4th & last trip to the "Indies"
  • May 21 Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena
  • Jun 10 Crimean Khan defeat the Great Horde in battle near Worskla, leading to disintegration of the Great Horde
  • Jun 19 Emperor Maximilian I & England sign treaty of Antwerp
  • Sep 18 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
  • Oct 16 Storm ravages Friese coast
  • Oct 30 Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time.
  • Dec 31 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino