|Centuries:||14th century - 15th century - 16th century|
|Decades:|| 1460s 1470s 1480s - 1490s - 1500s 1510s 1520s
|Years:||1491 1492 1493 - 1494 - 1495 1496 1497|
|1494 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
1494[edit | edit source]
- January 25 - Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
- May 3 - Christopher Columbus first spots Jamaica.
- May 31 - Natives of the island of Tenerife, known as Guanches, defeat invading Spanish forces at the First Battle of Acentejo.
- June 7 - Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.
- October 22 - Ludovico Sforza becomes Duke of Milan, and starts a chain of events that leads to the First Italian War.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- The University of Aberdeen is founded by the bishop of Aberdeen.
- Amda Seyon II succeeds his father Eskender as Emperor of Ethiopia.
- Oktoih, the first book produced in Serbian language in Cetinje.
- Na'od succeeds his nephew Amda Seyon II as Emperor of Ethiopia.
- Aztec forces conquer and sack Mitla.
- Invasion of Italy by Charles VIII of France.
|Gregorian calendar||1494 |
|Ab urbe condita||2247|
|Armenian calendar||943 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-350 – -349|
|Coptic calendar||1210 – 1211|
|Ethiopian calendar||1486 – 1487|
|Hebrew calendar||5254 – 5255|
|- Vikram Samvat||1549 – 1550|
|- Shaka Samvat||1416 – 1417|
|- Kali Yuga||4595 – 4596|
|Iranian calendar||872 – 873|
|Islamic calendar||899 – 900|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2154|
|Thai solar calendar||2037|
Births[edit | edit source]
- February 2 - Bona Sforza, queen of Sigismund I of Poland (died 1557)
- April 9 Francois Rabelais, French Renaissance writer (died 1553)
- April 20 - Johannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer (died 1566)
- May 24 - Pontormo, Italian painter (d. 1557)
- September 5 - Hans Sachs, German Meistersinger (died 1576)
- September 12 - King Francis I of France (died 1547)
- November 6 - Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan (died 1566)
- date unknown
- Saitō Dōsan, Japanese warlord (died 1556)
- John Sutton (died 1554)
- Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Spanish philosopher and theologian (died 1573)
- Ambrosius Holbein, German painter (died 1519)
- Alonso Álvarez de Pineda, Spanish explorer and cartographer (died 1519)
- Hans Tausen, Danish religious reformer (died 1561)
- Qiu Ying, Chinese painter (died 1552)
- William Tyndale, Reformer and Martyr
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 11 - Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (born 1449)
- January 25 - King Ferdinand I of Naples (born 1423)
- August 1 - Giovanni Santi, artist and father of Raphael (born c. 1435)
- August 11 - Hans Memling, Flemish painter (born c1430)
- September 24 - Poliziano, Italian humanist (born 1454)
- October 26 - Amda Seyon II, Emperor of Ethiopia (born c1487)
- November 8 - Melozzo da Forlì, painter (born c. 1438)
- November 17 - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian humanist (born 1463)
- December 20 - Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet (born c1434)
- date unknown
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