1495 in history

1495 events chronologically

Feb 22 King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne
Jun 1 Friar John Cor records the first known batch of Scotch whisky
Jul 6 First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo – Charles VIII defeats the Holy League

Top 7 most famous people born in 1495

Jan 26 Emperor Go-Nara the 105th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from June 9, 1526 until September 27, 1557, during the Sengoku period. His personal name was Tomohito. In older English literature, he may also be referred to as Nara II
Feb 4 Jean Parisot de Valette a French nobleman and 49th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, from 21 August 1557 to his death in 1568. As a Knight Hospitaller, joining the order in the Langue de Provence, he fought with distinction against the Turks at Rhodes. As Grand Master, Valette became the Order's hero and most illustrious leader, commanding the resistance against the Ottomans at the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, sometimes regarded as one of the greatest sieges of all time
Feb 4 Francesco II Sforza Duke of Milan from 1521 until his death. He was the last member of the Sforza family to rule Milan
Mar 6 Luigi Alamanni an Italian poet and statesman. He was regarded as a prolific and versatile poet. He was credited with introducing the epigram into Italian poetry
Mar 8 John of God a Portuguese-born soldier turned health-care worker in Spain, whose followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of John of God, a worldwide Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor sick and those suffering from mental disorders. He has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church, and is considered one of Spain's leading religious figures
Apr 16 Petrus Apianus a German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography.
Nov 21 John Bale an English churchman, historian and controversialist, and Bishop of Ossory. He wrote the oldest known historical verse drama in English , and developed and published a very extensive list of the works of British authors down to his own time, just as the monastic libraries were being dispersed. His unhappy disposition and habit of quarreling earned him the nickname "bilious Bale"

Top 7 most famous people died in 1495

Jan 11 Pedro González de Mendoza a Spanish cardinal and statesman.
Jan 21 Magdalena of Valois a daughter of Charles VII of France and Marie of Anjou, and acted as regent for her children, Francis I and Catherine I, who were successively monarchs of Navarre.
Feb 25 Sultan Cem a pretender to the Ottoman throne in the 15th century.
May 31 Cecily Neville Duchess of York an English noblewoman, the wife of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York and the mother of two Kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III. Cecily Neville was called "the Rose of Raby", because she was born at Raby Castle in Durham, and "Proud Cis", because of her pride and a temper that went with Historically she is also known for her piety. She herself signed her name "Cecylle"
Oct 25 John II of Portugal the king of Portugal and the Algarves in 1477/1481–1495.
Dec 6 Jacob Sprenger a German priest. He was born in Rheinfelden, Further Austria
Dec 18 Alfonso II of Naples King of Naples from 25 January 1494 to 22 February 1495 with the title King of Naples and Jerusalem. As Duke of Calabria he was a patron of Renaissance poets and builders during his tenure as the heir to the throne of Naples