Historical Events For 1494
Friday, 20 January 2017
Jan 01 Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia in the year 1494.
Jan 06 The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola on this day in history.
Jan 25 Alfonso II replaces his father as king of Naples on this day in history.
Jan 25 Ferdinand I, cruel king of Naples, dies in the year 1494.
Feb 20 Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) on this day in history.
Mar 01 In the year 1494 il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter
Mar 24 Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica) in the year 1494.
Apr 20 On this day in history john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister
May 03 Jamaica discovered by Christopher Columbus; he names it "St Iago" on this day in history.
May 03 On this day in history jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it "St Iago"
May 04 In the year 1494 christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica
May 05 Christopher Columbus first sights Jamaica on his 2nd voyage to the New World on this day in history.
May 05 On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica in the year 1494.
May 25 Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ) in the year 1494.
Jun 07 Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain & Portugal divide America in the year 1494.
Aug 11 In the year 1494 hans Memling, [John Memlinc], Flemish painter (Passietaferelen), dies
Sep 12 In the year 1494 francois I of Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1515-47)
Oct 22 Gian Galeazzo, Italian duke of Milan (1476-94), dies on this day in history.
Nov 05 Hans Sachs, composer in the year 1494.
Nov 06 In the year 1494 sulayman I, the Great, sultan of Turkey (1520-66)
Nov 08 Melozzo da Forli, Italian painter, dies at about 56 in the year 1494.
Nov 08 In the year 1494 uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy
Nov 09 Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence in the year 1494.
Nov 18 French king Charles VIII occupies Florence on this day in history.
Dec 20 Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet in the year 1494.