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The scenes of the Swabian War
In the Swabian War the Confederates win over the Swabian League, which was allied
with the House of Habsburg .
Ludovico Sforza
Ludovico Sforza is expelled from Milan,
Louis XII.
King Ludwig XII. of France
becomes Duke in Milan .
1499 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 947/948 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1491/92
Aztec calendar 6. Rabbit - Chicuace Tochtli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 5th house - Macuilli Calli )
Buddhist calendar 2042/43 (southern Buddhism); 2041/42 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the Earth- Sheep 己未 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Horse 戊午)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 861/862 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3832/33 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 877/878
Islamic calendar 904/905 (turn of the year August 7/8)
Jewish calendar 5259/60 (September 4th / 5th)
Coptic calendar 1215/16
Malayalam calendar 674/675
Seleucid era Babylon: 1809/10 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1810/11 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1537
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1555/56 (turn of the year April)

The central event of 1499 in the Holy Roman Empire is the Swabian War between the House of Habsburg under King Maximilian I and the Swabian Confederation on the one hand and the Swiss Confederation on the other for dominance in the Habsburg-Federal border area. The war, which lasts for almost the entire year and ends with the peace in Basel at the end of September, does not lead to any territorial changes. However, the victorious Confederates can maintain their relative independence within the Holy Roman Empire, even if they formally remain part of the Empire.

In Portugal the news arrives that the navigator Vasco da Gama has managed to find the sea route to India on the eastern route via the Cape of Good Hope . When he finally arrives in Lisbon himself, he is given a triumphant welcome.


Politics and world events

Swabian War

Battle of Hard
Battle at the Bruderholz
Battle in the Schwaderloh
Battle of Frastanz
Battle of the Calven
Battle of Dornach


Republic of Venice / Ottoman Empire

Antonio Grimani is appointed Captain General of the Navy of the Republic of Venice against his will . After losing Lepanto to the expanding Ottoman Empire after a severe defeat at Zonchio in August , he was arrested on September 29 and charged with high treason before the Great Council, the maggior consiglio . He is accused of losing 169 ships while at the same time making a huge fortune. He escapes threatened exile by fleeing to Rome to see his son, Cardinal Domenico Grimani .

Voyages of discovery

Sea route to India
Monument to Vasco da Gamas in Sines
Spanish discoveries in America


science and technology


Visual arts

Michelangelo's Pietà


Signet of Jehan Calvez



First half of the year

Catherine of Bora

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1499


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

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