What Happened In History Year 1494

Historical Events for the Year 1494

  • 25th January » Alfonso II of Naples called Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
  • 5th May » Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
  • 7th June » Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.
  • 2nd July » The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain.
  • 18th November » French King Charles VIII of France e.g Charles VIII occupies Florence, Italy.

Famous Birthdays in 1494

  • 2nd February » Bona Sforza, Italian wife of Sigismund I the Old (d. 1557)
  • 24th March » Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist and scholar (d. 1555)
  • 20th April » Johannes Agricola, German theologian and reformer (d. 1566)
  • 24th May » Pontormo, Italian painter (d. 1557)
  • 12th September » Francis I of France (d. 1547)
  • 28th September » Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1545)
  • 5th November » Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (d. 1576)
  • 6th November » Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman sultan (d. 1566)
  • 20th December » Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)

Famous Deaths in History for 1494

  • 25th January » Ferdinand I of Naples (b. 1423)
  • 11th August » Hans Memling, Flemish painter (b. 1430)
  • 24th September » Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1454)
  • 17th November » Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher and author (b. 1463)

Historical events for the year 1494 by month