Events in History in 1499

  • Feb 9 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan

Appointment of Interest

May 21 Francisco De Bobadilla appointed Governor of the Indies, succeeding Christopher Columbus

  • 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

Historic Event

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