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Memorial plaque expulsion of the Jews
The Jews are driven to Spain by King Manuel I, also from Portugal .
Philip the Handsome
The Habsburg Archduke
Philip marries the Infanta
Joanna of Castile .
Giovanni (John) Caboto's patent for the search for the "northern sea route"
The Venetian Giovanni Caboto
receives a letter of protection from King Henry VII of England
for the search for the Northwest Passage .
1496 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 944/945 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1488/89
Aztec calendar 3rd tubes - Jei Acatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 2nd rabbit - Ome Tochtli )
Buddhist calendar 2039/40 (southern Buddhism); 2038/39 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the fire dragon丙辰 ( at the beginning of the year wood bunny 乙卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 858/859 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3829/30 (October 2-3)
Iranian calendar 874/875
Islamic calendar 901/902 (turn of the year 8/9 September)
Jewish calendar 5256/57 (September 7/8)
Coptic calendar 1212/13
Malayalam calendar 671/672
Seleucid era Babylon: 1806/07 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1807/08 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1534
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1552/53 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Spain and its colonies

Tenerife: The King of the Guanches surrenders


Coat of arms of the Portuguese kings from John II to Manuel II.

Southern Italy

Holy Roman Empire

Eberhard II of Württemberg

British Islands

Northern and Eastern Europe

First documentary mentions


Elector Friedrich III. with Johann and Duke Albrecht , interest groschen 1496, Mmz. six-pointed star, Leipzig Mint

science and technology


Gentile Bellini procession in St. Mark's Square , tempera on canvas



Date of birth saved

Mary Tudor as a young girl

Exact date of birth unknown


Date of death secured

Grave slab of Eberhard im Bart in the Tübingen collegiate church

Exact date of death unknown

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