Events in History in 1500

Victory in Battle

Jan 5 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan

  • Jan 26 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot in Brazil
  • Feb 17 Battle of Hemmingstedt - German peasant army repels ducal army of Schleswig and Holstein

Historic Expedition

Mar 9 Pedro Álvares Cabral departs Lisbon, Portugal at the head of a 13 ship expedition to India that will also claim Brazil for Portugal

Portuguese Discover Brazil

Apr 22 Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first european to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal

  • Jun 25 Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
  • Jul 15 Baglione family massacre at the "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione and Lavinia Colonna in Perugia
  • Jul 15 Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion
  • Aug 10 Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar

Event of Interest

Aug 23 Governor Francisco De Bobadilla arrives in the Indies, soon after arrests and sends former Governor Christopher Columbus back to Spain in chains

  • Sep 13 Predro Álvares Cabral and his Portuguese expedition arrive in Calicut, India

Event of Interest

Nov 5 -6th Nov astronomer Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome