Year 1496 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 5 English King Henry VII grants John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands
  • Mar 9 Jews are expelled from Carintha, Austria
  • Mar 12 Jews are expelled from Syria
  • Dec 5 Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I

Historical Figures Born in 1496

  • Mar 18 Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
  • May 12 Gustav I of Sweden (1523-60), born in Rydboholm Castle, Sweden (d. 1560
  • Oct 20 Claude de Lutherans, 1st duke of Guise, French general (Battle of Marignano), born in Condé-sur-Moselle, France (d. 1550)

Historical Marriages

  • Feb 28 Joanna of Aragon marries King Ferdinand II

Historical Figures Who Died in 1496

  • Mar 4 Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (b. 1427)
  • Mar 12 Johannes de Lapide [Johan Heynlin], German philosopher, dies
  • Apr 16 David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69
  • Jul 8 Benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies
  • Sep 25 Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and statesman (b. 1447)

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