Year 1499 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 26 Spanish conquistador Alonso de Ojeda discovers Curacao Island
  • Aug 12 First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets
  • Aug 25 Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
  • Sep 22 Switzerland becomes an independent state
  • Oct 6 French King Louis XII occupies Milan
  • Nov 5 Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). Breton-French-Latin dictionary written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc was first Breton and French dictionary
  • Nov 23 Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV

Historical Divorces

  • Jan 8 Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown

Historical Figures Who Died in 1499

  • Jan 9 Johan Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (1486-99), dies at 43
  • Apr 29 John IV, Dutch army leader, Earl of Egmond, dies
  • Jul 22 Neithart Fox [Jonker Fox], German passage leader, slain in battle
  • Oct 1 Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (b. 1433)
  • Nov 28 Edward Plantagenet, English, 17th Count of Warwick, last Plantagenet heir, beheaded for treason at 24