Jul 14
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Historical Events in 1499

1499 Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany, following the law set by his predecessor, Charles VIII.

1499 A remarkable union formed as Catherine of Aragon, aged 13, and Arthur, Prince of Wales, aged 12, were married by proxy in a momentous ceremony.

1499 In 1499, Amerigo Vespucci embarked on a Spanish-financed expedition and made history by sighting the South American coast, contributing to the world's geographical knowledge.

1499 A heroic voyage culminated as Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returned to Lisbon after his pivotal role in discovering the sea route to India while accompanying Vasco da Gama.

1499 The Swiss decisively triumph over Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, in the Battle of Dornach, a turning point in history.

1499 The Battle of Zonchio kicks off as Venetian and Ottoman fleets clash in a dramatic confrontation. This engagement is the opening act of a significant naval conflict.

1499 Lisbon, in 1499, jubilantly welcomes back the legendary explorer Vasco de Gama, who has just completed his arduous two-year expedition around the treacherous Cape of Good Hope, forging a maritime path to India.

1499 The Treaty of Basel ending the Swabian War, bringing stability to Europe after a period of conflict.

1499 In 1464, Jehan Lagadeuc's "The Catholicon" saw the light of day in Tréguier. This historic moment marked the birth of the first Breton dictionary and the very first French dictionary.

1499 Perkin Warbeck's audacious claim to the English throne meets its somber end as he dangles from the Tower of London, accused of plotting an escape. His tale of royal lineage and rebellion fades into history.

1499 The sparks of rebellion ignite in Alpujarras against the backdrop of forced conversions of Muslims in Spain, marking a tumultuous chapter in the nation's religious history.

1499 Alonso de Ojeda embarks from Cádiz on a voyage that will lead him to the uncharted lands of what is now Venezuela.

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