On This Day

January 1492 in History

Events in History

Completion of the Reconquista

Jan 2 Muhammad XII, the last Emir of Granada, surrenders his city to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile, ending both the Reconquista and centuries of Muslim rule in the Iberian peninsula

  • Jan 16 The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Andreas Alicatus, Italian author