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Historical Events In 1491

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Feb 02   In the year 1491 martin Schongauer, German painter, dies at 40  

May 03   On this day in history kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.  

Jun 28   Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47) on this day in history.  

Jul 06   In the year 1491 opening ceremony of Daitokuji's Shinju at subtemple  

Oct 12   Fritz Herlen, German artist on this day in history.  

Nov 15   Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle" in the year 1491.  

Nov 16   An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects in the year 1491.  

Nov 25   In the year 1491 the siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.  

Dec 03   Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies in the year 1491.  

Dec 06   King Charles VIII of France marries Anna of Bretagne on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1491

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jun 28   On this day in history birth of henry VIII, King of England (1509-47)  

Oct 26   Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521) was born in the year 1491.  

Nov 08   In the year 1491 birth of teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)  

Dec 24   On this day in history birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

Dec 31   Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1491

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Feb 02   In the year 1491 martin Schongauer, German painter, dies at 40  

Oct 12   Fritz Herlen, German artist died on this day in history.  

Dec 03   On this day in history thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies  

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