Died in 1498

Feb 4 Antonio del Pollaiolo an Italian painter, sculptor, engraver and goldsmith during the Renaissance.
Apr 7 Charles VIII of France a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1483 to his death in 1498. He succeeded his father Louis XI at the age of 13. His elder sister Anne of France acted as regent jointly with her husband Peter II, Duke of Bourbon until 1491 when the young king turned 21 years of age. During Anne's regency, the great lords rebelled against royal centralisation efforts in a conflict known as the Mad War , which resulted in a victory for the royal government
May 23 Girolamo Savonarola an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence, and known for his prophecies of civic glory, destruction of secular art and culture, and calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. He prophesied the coming of a biblical flood and a new Cyrus from the north who would reform the Church. This seemed confirmed when Charles VIII of France invaded Italy and threatened Florence. While Savonarola intervened with the king, the Florentines expelled the ruling Medici and, at the friar’s urging, established a "popular" republic. Declaring that Florence would be the New Jerusalem, the world center of Christianity and "richer, more powerful, more glorious than ever", he instituted an extreme puritanical campaign, enlisting the active help of Florentine youth
Aug 23 Isabella of Aragon Queen of Portugal a Queen consort of Portugal and heiress presumptive of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile as their eldest daughter. Her younger sisters were Catherine, Queen of England, Queen Joanna I of Castile, and Maria, Queen of Portugal
Sep 16 Tomás de Torquemada a Spanish Dominican friar and the first Grand Inquisitor in Spain's movement to restore Christianity among its populace in the late 15th century.
Sep 24 Cristoforo Landino an Italian humanist and an important figure of the Florentine Renaissance.
Oct 20 Koca Davud Pasha an Albanian general and grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1482 to 1497 during the reign of Bayezid He became a damat to the Ottoman dynasty by marrying an Ottoman princess.
Dec 7 Alexander Hegius von Heek a German humanist, so called from his birthplace Heek.