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This article is about the year 1492. For other uses, see 1492 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
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1492 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1492
Ab urbe condita 2245
Armenian calendar 941
Assyrian calendar 6242
Bengali calendar 899
Berber calendar 2442
English Regnal year Hen. 7 – 8 Hen. 7
Buddhist calendar 2036
Burmese calendar 854
Byzantine calendar 7000–7001
Chinese calendar 辛亥(Metal Pig)
4188 or 4128
    — to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
4189 or 4129
Coptic calendar 1208–1209
Discordian calendar 2658
Ethiopian calendar 1484–1485
Hebrew calendar 5252–5253
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1548–1549
 - Shaka Samvat 1413–1414
 - Kali Yuga 4592–4593
Holocene calendar 11492
Igbo calendar 492–493
Iranian calendar 870–871
Islamic calendar 897–898
Japanese calendar Entoku 4 / Meiō 1
Javanese calendar 1409–1410
Julian calendar 1492
Korean calendar 3825
Minguo calendar 420 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 24
Thai solar calendar 2034–2035

Year 1492 (MCDXCII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

The year 1492 is considered to be a significant year in the history of the West, Europe, Christianity, Spain, and the New World, among others, because of the number of significant events to have taken place during it. Some of the events which propelled the year into Western consciousness, also listed below, include the completion of the Reconquista of Spain, the discovery of the West Indies, and the Expulsion of Jews from Spain.


January 2Muhammad XII, last Moorish Emir of Granada, surrenders his city to the army of Ferdinand and Isabella.
October 12Columbus discovers the Americas for Spain.


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  1. ^ Jewish virtual library.org.
  2. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 135–138. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  3. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 189–192. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 

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