April 1492 in history

April 1492 events chronologically

Apr 17 Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices
Apr 30 Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration

Born in April 1492

Apr 4 Ambrosius Blarer an influential reformer in southern Germany and north-eastern Switzerland.
Apr 11 Marguerite de Navarre the princess of France, Queen of Navarre, and Duchess of Alençon and Berry. She was married to Henry II of Navarre. Her brother became King of France, as Francis I and the two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France
Apr 20 Pietro Aretino an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist, and blackmailer, who wielded immense influence on contemporary art and politics and invented modern literate pornography.
Apr 24 Sabina of Bavaria born Duchess of Bavaria and became wife of Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg.

Died in April 1492

Apr 9 Lorenzo de' Medici an Italian statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance. Known as Lorenzo the Magnificent by contemporary Florentines, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. He is perhaps best known for his contribution to the art world, sponsoring artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. His life coincided with the mature phase of Italian Renaissance and his death coincided with the end of the Golden Age of Florence. The fragile peace he helped maintain between the various Italian states collapsed with his death. Lorenzo de' Medici is buried in the Medici Chapel in Florence