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Events February 3 - Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, at the tip of Africa becoming the first known European to travel this far south. ... Events March 14 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. ... Events Tirant Lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell, Martí Joan De Galba is published. ... Events January 2 - Boabdil, the last Moorish King of Granada, surrenders his city to the army of Ferdinand and Isabella after a lengthy siege. ... Events January 4 - Christopher Columbus leaves the New World. ... Events January 25 - Alfonso II becomes King of Naples. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century Decades: 1410s 1420s 1430s 1440s 1450s - 1460s - 1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s Years: 1460 1461 1462 1463 1464 1465 1466 1467 1468 1469 Events and Trends Sonni Ali, first Songhai king, conquers many of his African neighbors. ... Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century Decades: 1420s 1430s 1440s 1450s 1460s - 1470s - 1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s 1520s Years: 1470 1471 1472 1473 1474 1475 1476 1477 1478 1479 Events and Trends battle of Avenches 1476 Prominent Persons Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer Categories: 1470s ... Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century Decades: 1430s 1440s 1450s 1460s 1470s - 1480s - 1490s 1500s 1510s 1520s 1530s Years: 1480 1481 1482 1483 1484 1485 1486 1487 1488 1489 Events and Trends Categories: 1480s ... Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century Decades: 1440s 1450s 1460s 1470s 1480s - 1490s - 1500s 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s Years: 1490 1491 1492 1493 1494 1495 1496 1497 1498 1499 Events and Trends 1490: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell & Martí Joan De Galba is published. ... Centuries: 15th century - 16th century - 17th century Decades: 1450s 1460s 1470s 1480s 1490s - 1500s - 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s Years: 1500 1501 1502 1503 1504 1505 1506 1507 1508 1509 1510 Events and Trends Leonardo da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa External links 1500-1524 Events 1500-1509 Events Categories... Centuries: 15th century - 16th century - 17th century Decades: 1460s 1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s - 1510s - 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s Years: 1510 1511 1512 1513 1514 1515 1516 1517 1518 1519 1520 Events and Trends Categories: Historical stubs | 1510s ... Centuries: 15th century - 16th century - 17th century Decades: 1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s - 1520s - 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s Years: 1520 1521 1522 1523 1524 1525 1526 1527 1528 1529 Events and Trends Fall of Tenochtitlán and conquest of Spanish. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (13th century - 14th century - 15th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to 1400. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


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December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles VIII of France (June 30, 1470–April 7, 1498; French: Charles VIII de France), nicknamed the Affable (lAffable), was King of France from 1483 to his death. ... Court of the Ladies of Queen Anne of Brittany, Miniature representing this lady weeping on account of the absence of her husband during the Italian war. ... Traditional coat of arms This article is about the historical duchy and French province, as well as the cultural area of Brittany. ... Brühls Terrace Brühlsche Terrasse and the Frauenkirche   Dresden? IPA: is the capital city of the German federal state of Saxony, is situated in a valley on the river Elbe. ...

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(Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... Events January 16 - Grand Duke Ivan IV of Muscovy becomes the first Tsar of Russia. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... The Zhengde Emperor (October 26, 1491–April 20, 1521) was emperor of China (Ming dynasty) between 1505-1521. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... Ignatius of Loyola Saint Ignatius of Loyola, also known as Íñigo López de Loyola (December 24, 1491? – July 31, 1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope. ... Events January 16 - Abdication of Emperor Charles V. His son, Philip II becomes King of Spain, while his brother Ferdinand becomes Holy Roman Emperor January 23 - The Shaanxi earthquake, the deadliest earthquake in history, occurs with its epicenter in Shaanxi province, China. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jacques Cartier Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557), baptized Jakez Karter, was a French explorer who is popularly thought of as one of the major discoverers of Canada, or more specifically, the interior eastern region that would become the first european-inhabited area of that country. ... Events Spain is effectively bankrupt. ... Jörg vom Haus Jacob (Georg Cajacob, or George of the House of Jacob), commonly known as George Blaurock¹ (1491-1529), with Conrad Grebel and Felix Manz was co-founder of the Swiss Brethren church in Zürich, and thereby one of the founders of modern Anabaptism. ... Anabaptists (re-baptizers, from Greek ana and baptizo; in German: Wiedertäufer) are Christians of the so-called radical wing of the Protestant Reformation. ... Events April 22 - Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal, stipulating that the dividing line should lie 297. ... Martin Bucer (or Butzer) (1491 - 1551) was a German Protestant reformer. ... Events Russia, Reforming Synod of the metropolite Macaire, Orthodoxy: introduction of a calendar of the saints and an ecclesiastical law code ( Stoglav ) Major outbreak of the sweating sickness in England. ... Vertumnus and Pomona (1518/22) by Francesco Melzi Franceso Melzi (ca. ... Friedrich Myconius (originally named Friedrich Mekum and also Friedrich Mykonius) (1491 - 1546) was a German Lutheran theologian. ... Events Spanish conquest of Yucatan Peace between England and France Foundation of Trinity College, Cambridge by Henry VIII of England Katharina von Bora flees to Magdeburg Science Architecture Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. ... Lapu-Lapu (Caliph Pulaka) (b. ... Events War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French. ... Antonio Pigafetta (ca. ... Events May 10 - Jacques Cartier explores Newfoundland while searching for the Northwest Passage. ... Azai Sukemasa (浅井 亮政) (1491 - January 21, 1546) was the father of Azai Hisamasa and built Odani Castle from where Azai clan would rule. ... Events Spanish conquest of Yucatan Peace between England and France Foundation of Trinity College, Cambridge by Henry VIII of England Katharina von Bora flees to Magdeburg Science Architecture Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. ...

Deaths

October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... Fritz Herlen (or Herlin) (before 1449 - October 12, 1491), of Nördlingen, German artist of the early Swabian school, in the 15th century. ... Events January 6 - Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor. ... Jean Balue (c. ... Events March 21 - Battle of Beaugé. A small French force surprises and defeats an English force under Thomas, Duke of Clarence, a brother of Henry V of England, in Normandy. ... William Caxton (c. ... Events August 31 - Henry VI becomes King of England. ... Elizabeth Gousell, also known as Elizabeth Goushill (1396 - 1491), was born in Haveringham, Nottingham to daughter of Elizabeth DArundelle Fitzalan and Sir Robert Gousell. ... Events September 25 - Bayezid I defeats Sigismund of Hungary and John of Nevers at the Battle of Nicopolis. ... Richard Woodville, 3rd Earl Rivers (birth unknown, died 6 March 1491) succeeded his brother, Anthony Woodville, as the third Earl Rivers. ... John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (1442 - 1491) was the son of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, who was executed in 1450. ... Events The community of Rauma, Finland was granted its town rights. ...

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Estimates of the population of North America in 1491 disagree by an order of magnitude -- from 18 million, Dobyns's revised figure, to 1.8 million, calculated by Douglas H. Ubelaker, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian.
Charles C. Mann, in "1491" (March Atlantic), surveys the contentious debate over what the Americas were like before Columbus arrived -- a debate that has important ramifications for how we manage the "wilderness" we still have left, if indeed it really is wilderness, untouched by the hand of man.
Problem is, this new generation of anthropologists and archaeologists is saying that as a matter of cold, hard fact the Americas in 1491 were not a wilderness.
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