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This article is about the year 1493. For the number, see 1493 (number). For the history book by Charles C. Mann, see 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.
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|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1460s 1470s 1480s – 1490s – 1500s 1510s 1520s|
|Years:||1490 1491 1492 – 1493 – 1494 1495 1496|
|1493 by topic|
|Arts and science|
|Architecture - Art|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
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|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1493 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2246|
|English Regnal year||8 Hen. 7 – 9 Hen. 7|
|Chinese calendar||壬子年 (Water Rat)
4189 or 4129
— to —
癸丑年 (Water Ox)
4190 or 4130
|- Vikram Samvat||1549–1550|
|- Shaka Samvat||1414–1415|
|- Kali Yuga||4593–4594|
|Japanese calendar||Meiō 2
|Minguo calendar||419 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2035–2036|
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- January 19 – Treaty of Barcelona: Charles VIII of France returns Cerdagne and Roussillon to Ferdinand of Aragon.
- March 1 – Martín Alonso Pinzón returns to city of Bayona in Spain from the voyage of discovery, sending the first notice about the discovery to the Catholic Monarchs. Christopher Columbus was delayed by a storm in Azores
- March 15 – Christopher Columbus and Martín Alonso Pinzón return to Palos de la Frontera the original port in Spain from where they started the first voyage of discovery.
- May 4 – In the papal bull Inter caetera, Pope Alexander VI decrees that all lands discovered 100 leagues or further west of the Azores are Spanish.
- August 19 – Maximilian I succeeds his father, Frederick III, as Holy Roman Emperor.
- September 9 – Battle of Krbava Field in southern Croatia: Forces of the Ottoman Empire defeat those of the Kingdom of Croatia.
- September 26 – Pope Alexander VI issues the bull Dudum siquidem to the Catholic Monarchs, extending the grant of newly discovered lands he made them in Inter caetera
- September 29 – Christopher Columbus leaves Cádiz on his second voyage of exploration.
- November 19 – Christopher Columbus lands on the coast of the island of Borinquen, which he renames San Juan (modern-day Puerto Rico).
- England imposes sanctions on Burgundy for supporting Perkin Warbeck, the pretender to the English throne.
- January 2 – Louis de Bourbon de Vendôme, French cardinal (d. 1557)
- January 6 – Olaus Petri, clergyman (d. 1552)
- January 9 – Johann of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Viceroy of Valencia, German noble (d. 1525)
- January 25 – Maximilian Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1530)
- January 26
- February 9 – Helen of the Palatinate, Duchess of Pomerania (d. 1524)
- March 15 – Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
- April 11 – George I, Duke of Pomerania from the House of Griffins (d. 1531)
- April 25 – Giovanni Gaddi, Italian priest (d. 1542)
- May 5 – Alessandro Pasqualini, Italian architect (d. 1559)
- May 6 – Girolamo Seripando, Catholic cardinal (d. 1563)
- June 5 – Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (d. 1555)
- June 10 – Anton Fugger, German merchant (d. 1560)
- September 28 – Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and litterateur (d. 1543)
- September 29 – Yi Gwang-sik, Korean politician and general (d. 1563)
- October 14 – Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
- October 17 – Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Renaissance Italian sculptor (d. 1560)
- November 11 – Bernardo Tasso (d. 1569)
- November 11 or December 17 – Paracelsus, born Philippus von Hohenheim, Swiss physician and scientist (d. 1541)
- November 17 – John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, English politician (d. 1543)
- November 25 – Osanna of Cattaro, Dominican visionary and anchoress (d. 1565)
- December 9 – Íñigo López de Mendoza, 4th Duke of the Infantado (d. 1566)
- December 25 – Antoinette de Bourbon, French noblewoman (d. 1583)
- December 27 – Johann Pfeffinger, German theologian (d. 1573)
- December 31 – Eleonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino, Italian artists' model (d. 1570)
- date unknown
- May – Pietro Antonio Solari, Italian architect (b. 1450)
- May 10 – Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician (b. c. 1433)
- June 14 – Ermolao Barbaro, Italian scholar (b. 1454)
- August 19 – Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1415)
- September 9 – Mirko Derenčin, Croatian leader
- October 22 – James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton
- November 6 – Andrey Bolshoy, Russian prince (b. 1446)
- date unknown