May 1494 in history

May 1494 events chronologically

May 5 Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain

Born in May 1494

May 24 Pontormo an Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist from the Florentine School. His work represents a profound stylistic shift from the calm perspectival regularity that characterized the art of the Florentine Renaissance. He is famous for his use of twining poses, coupled with ambiguous perspective; his figures often seem to float in an uncertain environment, unhampered by the forces of gravity

Died in May 1494

May 7 Eskender Emperor of Ethiopia , and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. He was the son of Emperor Baeda Maryam I by Romna