1493 in history

1493 events chronologically

Feb 15 While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World
Mar 4 Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean
Mar 15 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas
May 4 Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation
Jul 12 Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published
Sep 9 Battle of Krbava Field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the invasion by the Ottoman Empire
Sep 26 Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Catholic Monarchs, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera

Top 7 most famous people born in 1493

Jan 10 Nicolaus Olahus the Archbishop of Esztergom, Primate of Hungary, and a distinguished Roman Catholic prelate.
Jan 25 Maximilian Sforza a Duke of Milan from the Sforza family, the son of Lodovico Sforza. He ruled 1512–1515, between the occupations of Louis XII of France , and Francis I of France in 1515. After the French victory at the Battle of Marignano, Massimiliano was imprisoned by the returning French troops. He waived his rights to Milan for the sum of 30,000 ducats and continued to live in France
Mar 6 Juan Luis Vives a Valencian scholar and humanist who spent most of his entire adult life in the Southern Netherlands. His beliefs on the soul, insight to early medicine practice, and perspective on emotions, memory and learning earned him the title of the "father" of modern psychology. Vives was the first to shed light on some key ideas that established how we perceive psychology today
Mar 15 Anne de Montmorency a French soldier, statesman and diplomat. He became Marshal of France and Constable of France
Jun 5 Justus Jonas a German Lutheran reformer.
Oct 17 Bartolommeo Bandinelli a Renaissance Italian sculptor, draughtsman and painter.
Nov 11 Paracelsus a Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist. He founded the discipline of Toxicology. He is also known as a revolutionary for insisting upon using observations of nature, rather than looking to ancient texts, in open and radical defiance of medical practice of his day. He is also credited for giving zinc its name, calling it zincum. Modern psychology often also credits him for being the first to note that some diseases are rooted in psychological illness

Died in 1493

Feb 17 Przemko III Duke of Opava a member of the Opavian branch of the Bohemian Přemyslid dynasty. He was titular Duke of Opava and canon of Wrocław, Olomouc and Vienna, as well as Provost of the Othmar parish in Mödling. In the older literature Przemko III is often confused with his uncle Przemko II
May 10 Colin Campbell 1st Earl of Argyll a Scottish nobleman.
Aug 19 Frederick III Holy Roman Emperor the Holy Roman Emperor from 1452 until his death. Prior to his imperial coronation, he was hereditary Duke of Austria from 1424 and elected King of Germany from 1440. He was the first emperor of the House of Habsburg. In 1493, he was succeeded by his son Maximilian I after ten years of joint rule
Sep 11 Catherine of Austria (1420–1493) a member of the House of Habsburg and through marriage Margravine of Baden.
Oct 11 Eleanor of Naples Duchess of Ferrara was, by marriage, the first Duchess of Ferrara.
Nov 6 Andrey Bolshoy the third son of Vasili II of Russia who transformed his capital in Uglich into a major centre of political power and ensured the town's prosperity for two centuries to come.