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This article is about the year 1495.
|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
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|Years:||1492 1493 1494 – 1495 – 1496 1497 1498|
|1495 by topic|
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|Architecture - Art|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
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|1495 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2248|
|English Regnal year||10 Hen. 7 – 11 Hen. 7|
|Chinese calendar||甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
4191 or 4131
— to —
乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
4192 or 4132
|- Vikram Samvat||1551–1552|
|- Shaka Samvat||1417–1418|
|- Kali Yuga||4596–4597|
|Japanese calendar||Meiō 4
|Minguo calendar||417 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2037–2038|
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- February – King's College, Aberdeen, predecessor of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, is founded on the petition of William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen. It is the first English-speaking university to teach medicine.
- February 22 – 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 (perhaps from French forces who may have contacted Croats fleeing an Ottoman army in the east).
- May 26 – 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 1 – Friar John Cor records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.
- June 28 – Battle of Seminara: Córdoba and Ferdinand are defeated by a French army under Bernard Stewart, Lord of Aubigny.
- July 3 – 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 – 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.
- Summer – John, King of Denmark, sets sail for Kalmar in Sweden to negotiate with Sten Sture the Elder to restore the power of the Kalmar Union. However, his flagship, Gribshunden, catches fire and sinks off the coast of Ronneby with loss of life and he is forced to abandon the mission.
- October 25 – King Manuel I of Portugal begins his reign.
- November 30 – An explosion at Vyborg Castle deters the Russian forces who have invaded Sweden through Karelia.
- Poynings' Law comes into effect, placing the Parliament of Ireland under the authority of the Parliament of England.
- The Reichskammergericht of the Holy Roman Empire is founded in Frankfurt.
- Henry VII of England commissions the world's first dry dock at Portsmouth.
- Piero Pacini da Pescia publishes Epistles, Gospels, and Popular Readings in the Tuscan Language
- March 6 – Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet and statesman (d. 1556)
- March 8 – John of God, Spanish friar and saint (d. 1550)
- April 16 – Petrus Apianus, German humanist (d. 1557)
- August 1 – Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter (d. 1562)
- November 21 – John Bale, English churchman (d. 1563)
- December 5 – Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)
- date unknown
- January 11 – Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
- February 25 – Cem Sultan, pretender to the Ottoman throne (b. 1459)
- May 31 – Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (b. 1415)
- September – Vlad Călugărul
- September 14 – Elizabeth Tudor (1492-1495), daughter of Henry VII of England
- October 25 – King John II of Portugal (b. 1455)
- December 18 – King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)
- December 21 – Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford (b. c. 1431)
- Farhi, David; Dupin, Nicolas (September–October 2010). "Origins of syphilis and management in the immunocompetent patient: facts and controversies". Clinics in Dermatology 28 (5): 533–8. doi:10.1016/j.clindermatol.2010.03.011. PMID 20797514. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X., eds. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 370.
- "Epistles, Gospels, and Popular Readings in the Tuscan Language". World Digital Library. 27 June 1495. Retrieved 2013-09-04.