What Happened In History Year 1502

Historical Events for the Year 1502

  • 1st January » The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is first explored by the Portugal e.g Portuguese.
  • 12th February » Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his 4th Portuguese India Armada (Gama, 1502) known as second voyage to India.
  • 21st May » The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese explorer João da Nova.
  • 15th June » Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage.
  • 30th July » Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands Department called Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
  • 18th September » Christopher Columbus lands at Honduras on his fourth, and final, voyage.

Famous Birthdays in 1502

  • 7th January » Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
  • 2nd February » Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
  • 20th March » Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
  • 25th April » Georg Major, German theologian and academic (d. 1574)
  • 7th June » John III of Portugal (d. 1557)
  • 13th September » John Leland (antiquary) known as John Leland, English poet and historian (d. 1552)

Famous Deaths in History for 1502

  • 2nd April » Arthur, Prince of Wales (b. 1486)
  • 6th May » James Tyrrell, English knight (b. 1450)

Historical events for the year 1502 by month