On This Day

1490 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 4 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.
  • Jan 23 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul
  • Mar 23 1st dated edition of Maimonides "Mishneh Torah", a code of Jewish religious law is published

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 17 Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)

Person of interestAlbert of Prussia

May 17 Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, born in Ansbach (d. 1568)

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Albert of Prussia
  • Jun 28 Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop and monarch of Mainz, born in Cölln, Germany (d. 1545)

Weddings in History

  • Dec 14 Anna van Bretagne marries a proxy Maximilian of Austria

Deaths in History

  • Jan 27 Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (b. 1435)
  • Mar 6 Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (b. 1458)
  • Mar 14 Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1482-90), dies at 21
  • Apr 6 Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, dies
  • Jun 12 Adriaan Vilain II of Rassegem, peace of Tours, murdered at about 39
  • Aug 11 French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen, dies at about 25
  • Dec 10 Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90