Historical Events in February 1502

  • Feb 12 Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism

Voyage of Discovery

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

  • Feb 13 Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres, new Governor of the Indies sets sail for the Indies with fleet of 30 ships, largest-ever fleet to the New World
  • Feb 25 Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine