Centuries: 14th century - 15th century - 16th century

Decades: 1440s 1450s 1460s 1470s 1480s - 1490s - 1500s 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s

Years: 1490 1491 1492 1493 1494 - 1495 - 1496 1497 1498 1499 1500

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Births
3 Deaths


  • February 22 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne. A few months later, he decides to return to France, and leaves Naples with most of his army, leaving a force under his cousin Gilbert de Bourbon, Comte de Montpensier as Viceroy.
  • May 26 - A Spanish army under Hernandez Gonzalo de Cordoba lands in Calabria with the purpose of ousting the French and restoring Ferrante II to the throne of Naples.
  • June 28 - Battle of Seminara. Cordoba and Ferrante are defeated by a French army under Bernard Stuart, Seigneur d'Aubigny
  • July 6 - Battle of Fornovo - The French army under King Charles secures its retreat from Italy by defeating a combined Milanese-Venetian force under Giovanni Francesco Gonzaga, Marquis of [Mantua]].
  • Russia invades Sweden through Karelia, but are beaten back at Viborg.