On This Day

1496 in History

Events in History

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Jan 3 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Feb 24 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 English King Henry VII grants John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands

Explorer John Cabot
John Cabot
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • 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, duke of Guise

Weddings in History

  • Feb 28 Joanna of Aragon marries King Ferdinand II

Deaths in History

  • 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)
  • Oct 5 Ferdinand II, King of Naples (1495-96), dies at 27