Alternative History

This is a list of events that happen between this time period.

North America

March 21, 1493: Portugal establishes a colony called New Lisbon. The city was founded with 102 inhabitants and is 1.02 Sq Km big, giving each resident 10 sq meters. It was founded on the banks of the Pamlico river in North Carolina. By December 31, 1499, the colony had expanded to have 1,124 inhabitants and be 37 km big, giving each resident 33 sq meters.

April 17, 1493: Spain establishes a colony called New Madrid. The city was founded with

South America


May 7, 1494: The infant Amda Seyon II succeeds his father Eskender as Emperor of Ethiopia.

October 26, 1494: Amda Seyon II is deposed and killed and his uncle Na'od succeeds him as Emperor of Ethiopia.

January 25, 1498: Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama visits Quelimane and Mozambique in southeastern Africa.

February, 1498: Da Gama reaches Malindi in modern-day Kenya.


Middle East


August 19, 1493: Maximilian I succeeds his father, Frederick III, as Holy Roman Emperor.

September 9, 1493: Battle of Krbava Field in southern Croatia; forces of the Ottoman Empire defeat those of the Kingdom of Croatia.

October 22, 1494: Ludovico Sforza becomes Duke of Milan and invites Charles VIII of France to invade Italy in support of his claim, beginning the Italian War of 1494–98

November 17, 1494: Italian War of 1494–98: Armies of Charles VIII of France enter Florence.

February 22, 1495: Italian War of 1494–98: 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, Count of Montpensier as viceroy. Syphilis is first definitely recorded in Europe during this invasion.

May 26, 1495: A Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba lands in Calabria with the purpose of ousting the French and restoring Ferdinand II of Naples to the throne.

June 28, 1495: Battle of Seminara: Córdoba and Ferdinand are defeated by a French army under Bernard Stewart, Lord of Aubigny.

July 3, 1495: Perkin Warbeck's troops land in Kent, in support of his claim to the English crown, backed by Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy. They are routed before Warbeck himself can disembark, and he retreats to Ireland and then to Scotland.

July 6, 1495: 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.

July, 1496: Spanish forces under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba capture Atella after a siege. Among the prisoners is the French viceroy of Naples, the Comte de Montpensier. Ferdinand II of Naples is restored to his throne.

September 21–25, 1496: James IV of Scotland invades Northumberland in support of the pretender to the English throne, Perkin Warbeck.

October 20, 1496: Joanna, second daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, heiress to Castile, marries the archduke Philip, heir through his mother to the Burgundian Netherlands, and through his father to the Holy Roman Empire.

May, 1497: Cornish Rebellion in England incited by war taxes.

June 17, 1497: Cornish rebels under Michael An Gof are soundly defeated by Henry VII at the Battle of Deptford Bridge near London.

September 7, 1497: Second Cornish Uprising in England: Perkin Warbeck lands near Land's End; on September 10 he is proclaimed as King in Bodmin.

September 28, 1497: John, King of Denmark, defeats Sten Sture the Elder at the Battle of Rotebro.

October 4, 1497: Leaders of the Second Cornish Uprising surrender to the King at Taunton; the following day, Warbeck, having deserted his army, is captured at Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire.

October 6, 1497: Sten Sture the Elder is forced to resign and end his 27-year term as Regent of Sweden. King John of Denmark and Norway is acknowledged by the estates as King of Sweden and formally elected on October 18, restoring the power of the Kalmar Union.

1498: Leonardo da Vinci completes painting The Last Supper on the refectory wall of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.

July 22, 1499: Battle of Dornach; The Swiss decisively defeat the army of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

July 28, 1499: First Battle of Lepanto: The Turkish navy wins a decisive victory over the Venetians.

September 22, 1499: Treaty of Basel; Maximilian I is forced to grant the Swiss de facto independence.

November 23, 1499: Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the throne of England, is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London.