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interesting to read a commentary on spain and 1492...they didn't seem to like / want anybody at that time did they?

According to the Alhambra Decree the Jews were to leave Spain by the end of July, so what is the basis for the date of their expulsion here as 3rd August? what is going on???

3 August is just after July. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:35, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Leap Year[edit]

Was this really a leap year since leap years did not exist before 1582? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:28, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Leap years have existed since the introduction of the Julian calendar in 45 BC. You're confusing it with the Gregorian calendar, which was introduced in 1582. It's true that the leap year rules differ slightly between the Julian and Gregorian calendars, but leap years are much older than 1582. /Ludde23 Talk Contrib 12:04, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Gregorian Calendar[edit]

At the top it tells you what day the year started on in the Gregorian Calendar, but that calendar wasn't even invented in 1492!

But as we all know, that calendar was started in 1492. so who are we to judge what happend there. We as people off all nations and language should be more understanding, because we didn't realy know what happend, we can speculate all we want but even if we can find evidance that it started there or not. I for one have done so in the last few mothns and found nothing that i don't know now, that is why I will stick with everything i know of that year. Some reaserch told me that my family on both my parents side were jews, but i am not a jew, i am a christian. My family are proud of our heratige and so am i. --Protea ben 17:09, 16 June 2007 (UTC)19:08

Nationality of Cristopher Columbus[edit]

Cristopher Columbus wasn't italian. Nobody knows his birthplace.

Interestingly the very day that he set sail, so did a whole bunch of Jews as they were expelled from Spain. Perhaps history has omitted details of his story to make it sound more glorious, but perhaps he was a Jew who set sail on the day of the mass expulsion and instead of going to Portugal, he kept going. Obviously if it was a Jew that hit the New World first, Spain would try and downplay that detail but make this person of mysterious parentage as a national hero of Spain. Valley2city 19:15, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Could be, but this belongs in his own page. - 20:53, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

End of middle-age[edit]

It's considered the end of middle-age, although it's somewhat disputed with 1453.
And.. doesn't the Renaissance Period come after Middle Age? Or is it considered as a "sub-category" of the Modern Age? Which states on it's article:

The term Modern era, Modern period, or Modern Times is used by historians to loosely describe the period of time immediately following what is known as the early modern period.

Either of the two pages should be cleared up... -Rey

Nearly Headless Nick?????[edit]

I thought this was an article on the actual events from 1492. Why are we including fictional material? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:32, 20 January 2010 (UTC)