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Hans Waldmann
Hans Waldmann is executed in Zurich .
Rorschacher Klosterbruch
The "Rorschacher Klosterbruch"
leads to the St. Gallen War .
Krakow high altar by Veit Stoss
The Kraków high altar is completed.
1489 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 937/938 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1481/82
Aztec calendar 9. Feuerstein - Chicuhnahui Tecpatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 8th pipes - Chicuei Acatl )
Buddhist calendar 2032/33 (southern Buddhism); 2031/32 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the Earth-Rooster己酉 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Monkey 戊申)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 851/852 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3822/23 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 867/868
Islamic calendar 894/895 (turn of the year 24/25 November)
Jewish calendar 5249/50 (September 5-6)
Coptic calendar 1205/06
Malayalam calendar 664/665
Seleucid era Babylon: 1799/1800 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1800/01 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1527
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1545/46 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Other events in the Holy Roman Empire

Iberian Peninsula

  • At the beginning of the year, the emirate of Granada only consists of the areas around the cities of Guadix , Baza and Almería , which were founded by Muhammad XIII. from the Nasrid dynasty , and the capital Granada , which is in the hands of his nephew and opponent Muhammad XII. is located.
  • At the beginning of June, under the command of Gutierre de Cárdenas, the siege of the city of Baza began, but had no effect until October. Negotiations on the handover are finally held in December. The commander of the city of Sidi Yahya al-Najjar is baptized and goes as an emissary to Muhammad XIII. after Guadix. He succeeds in delivering Almería to the Catholic Monarchs on December 22nd and Guadix on December 30th . Muhammad XIII. emigrates with his followers to North Africa.
  • In the remaining Muslim city of Granada there are a large number of refugees from areas previously conquered by the Christians who oppose the handover of the last position of the Moors to the Catholic Kings.

Other events in Europe

Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Cyprus

March 14 : The Queen of Cyprus , the Venetian Caterina Cornaro , renounces the crown in favor of the Republic of Venice after the intervention of her brother Giorgio Corner . A Venetian fleet anchored off Cyprus has emphatically underscored the Venetian demand.


Portrait of Ashikaga Yoshihisa by Kanō Masanobu




science and technology

Mercantile Arithmetic (1489)
  • In Leipzig the arithmetic book Mercantile Arithmetic or Behende und hüpsche Rechenung is printed on all Kauffmansch works by Johannes Widmann . In the third oldest arithmetic book ever, Widmann introduces the plus sign in addition .
Portolan map of the Albino de Canepa


Facade of the Strozzi Palace


Guidobaldo I da Montefeltro , Duke of Urbino , marries Elisabetta Gonzaga , daughter of Federico I Gonzaga , Duke of Mantua . Elisabetta, a self-confident, generous and virtuous woman, rarely educated at the time, gave the Duke of Urbino's small court its special charm, and thanks to her influence, Guidobaldo managed to maintain the splendor of a princely court of the Renaissance after the death of his father . The Urbino court quickly gained a good reputation among writers, musicians, painters, philosophers and diplomats.



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