1496 in history

1496 events chronologically

Mar 5 King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands
Dec 5 King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree of expulsion of "heretics" from the country

Born in 1496

Mar 18 Mary Tudor Queen of France Queen of France. Mary became the third wife of Louis XII of France, more than 30 years her senior. Following his death, she married Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. The marriage, which was performed secretly in France, took place without her brother's consent. This necessitated the intervention of Thomas Wolsey and the couple were eventually pardoned by Henry VIII, although they were forced to pay a large fine
May 12 Gustav I of Sweden King of Sweden from 1523 until his death, previously self-recognised Protector of the Realm from 1521, during the ongoing Swedish War of Liberation against King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Initially of low standing, Gustav rose to lead the rebel movement following the Stockholm Bloodbath, in which his father perished. Gustav's election as King on 6 June 1523 and his triumphant entry into Stockholm eleven days later meant the end of Medieval Sweden's elective monarchy as well as the Kalmar Union. This created a hereditary monarchy under the House of Vasa and its successors, including the current House of Bernadotte
Sep 27 Hieronymus Łaski a Polish diplomat born of an illustrious Polish family. Laski was the nephew of Archbishop John Laski and served as palatine of Inowrocław and of Sieradia, Sieradz
Oct 20 Claude Duke of Guise a French aristocrat and general. He became the first Duke of Guise in 1528
Oct 27 Hernando de Soto a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States , and the first documented European to have crossed the Mississippi River.
Nov 23 Clément Marot a French poet of the Renaissance period.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1496

Jan 1 Charles Count of Angoulême a member of the French Orléans family descended from Louis I de Valois, Duke of Orléans, who was the son of Charles V of France. He was the son of John, Count of Angoulême and Marguerite de Rohan, and was Count of Angoulême from 1467-1496. He married the 11 year-old, Louise of Savoy, daughter of Philip the Landless and Margaret of Bourbon, on 16 February 1488. They had two children:
Feb 24 Eberhard I Duke of Württemberg From 1459 until 1495 he was Count Eberhard From July 1495 he was the first Duke of Württemberg. He is also known as Eberhard im Bart
Mar 4 Sigismund Archduke of Austria a Habsburg archduke of Austria and ruler of Tirol from 1446 to 1490.
Apr 16 Charles II Duke of Savoy the Duke of Savoy from 1490 to 1496 but his mother Blanche of Montferrat was the actual ruler as a Regent. In 1485 his father Charles I had received the hereditary rights to the Kingdoms of Cyprus, Jerusalem, and Armenia which were inherited by young Charles
Aug 15 Isabella of Portugal Queen of Castile Queen consort of Castile and León. She was the mother of Queen Isabella I "the Catholic"
Sep 7 Ferdinand II of Naples King of Naples from 1495 to 1496. He was the son and successor of Alphonso II, and heir of the Brienne claim to kingdom of Jerusalem
Nov 1 Filippo Buonaccorsi an Italian humanist and writer.