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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1492 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1492
Ab urbe condita2245
Armenian calendar941
Assyrian calendar6242
Balinese saka calendar1413–1414
Bengali calendar899
Berber calendar2442
English Regnal yearHen. 7 – 8 Hen. 7
Buddhist calendar2036
Burmese calendar854
Byzantine calendar7000–7001
Chinese calendar辛亥年 (Metal Pig)
4189 or 3982
    — to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
4190 or 3983
Coptic calendar1208–1209
Discordian calendar2658
Ethiopian calendar1484–1485
Hebrew calendar5252–5253
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1548–1549
 - Shaka Samvat1413–1414
 - Kali Yuga4592–4593
Holocene calendar11492
Igbo calendar492–493
Iranian calendar870–871
Islamic calendar897–898
Japanese calendarEntoku 4 / Meiō 1
Javanese calendar1409–1410
Julian calendar1492
Korean calendar3825
Minguo calendar420 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar24
Thai solar calendar2034–2035
Tibetan calendar阴金猪年
(female Iron-Pig)
1618 or 1237 or 465
    — to —
(male Water-Rat)
1619 or 1238 or 466

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

1492 is considered to be a significant year in the history of the West, Europe, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Spain, and the New World, among others, because of the number of significant events that took place.

The events which propelled the year into Western consciousness, listed below, include the completion of the Reconquista of Spain, Europe's (Spain) discovery of the New World, 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 reaches the Americas for Spain.

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Queen Marguerite de Navarre
Duchess Sabina of Bavaria


Lorenzo de' Medici
King Casimir IV Jagiellon
Pope Innocent VIII
Saint Beatrice of Silva

Exact date unknown[edit]


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