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Historical Events In 1491

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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   In the year 1491 henry VIII, King of England (1509-47)  

Jul 06   Opening ceremony of Daitokuji's Shinju at subtemple in the year 1491.  

Oct 12   On this day in history fritz Herlen, German artist  

Nov 15   Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle" on this day in history.  

Nov 16   In the year 1491 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.  

Nov 25   On this day in history the siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.  

Dec 03   Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies on this day in history.  

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   Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47) was born in the year 1491.  

Oct 26   On this day in history birth of zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)  

Nov 08   On this day in history birth of teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)  

Dec 24   Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on this day in history.  

Dec 31   Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born in the year 1491.  

Famous Deaths In 1491

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Feb 02   Martin Schongauer, German painter, dies at 40 in the year 1491.  

Oct 12   In the year 1491 death of fritz Herlen, German artist  

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

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