On This Day

Historical Events in February 1502

  • Feb 12 Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism

DiscoveryVoyage of Discovery

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 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