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1486 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 16 Maximilian I is elected King of the Romans at Frankfurt

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 1489

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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 18 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, inspired Chaitanya movement, born in Navadwip, India (d. 1534)
  • Jul 14 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (Recollets)
  • Aug 23 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat, born in Vipava, Slovenia (d. 1566)
  • Sep 14 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, physician and theologian, born in Cologne, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1535)
  • Sep 20 Arthur, Prince of Wales, English crown prince, son of King Henry VII of England, 1st husband of Catherine of Aragon, born in Winchester, England (d. 1502)
  • Oct 10 Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1504-53), born in Chazey-sur-Ain, France (d. 1553)
  • Nov 13 Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and early counter-reformer against Lutheran challenges, born in Egg, Swabia (d. 1543)

Weddings in History

  • Jan 18 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV

Deaths in History

  • Mar 11 Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 71
  • Mar 30 Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Aug 26 Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45