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Events in History in 1504

  • Jan 1 King Louis XII loses last bulwark in Naples, Caeta

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 31 Under the Treaty of Lyon, French King Louis XII cedes Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon after defeat in the Italian War of 1499–1504

King of Aragon Ferdinand II of Aragon
King of Aragon
Ferdinand II of Aragon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 29 Christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Mar 31 France & Spain sign truce
  • Apr 1 English guilds/corp goes under state control
  • Apr 23 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
  • Aug 19 Battle of Knockdoe in Galway Ireland.

ItalyThe Statue of David

Sep 8 Michelangelo's statue of David is unveiled in Florence
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A masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, The Statue of David completed by Michelangelo in 1504
A masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, The Statue of David completed by Michelangelo in 1504
  • Sep 13 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
  • Sep 22 Settled engagement of Karel of Luxembourg & Claudia the Beaujeu
  • Sep 22 Treaty of Blois: Philip of Burgundy and Maximilian I and Louis XII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 Queen isabella i of Spain signs her testament

Queen of Castile Isabella I of Castile
Queen of Castile
Isabella I of Castile