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Events in 1491
|3 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|4 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 June:|| ||Henry VIII, king of England from 21 April 1509 until his death in 1547, is born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich.|
|8 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 896 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|7 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|23 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|14 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|26 October:|| ||Zhengde, tenth Ming emperor of China from 1505 to 1521, is born the eldest son of the Hongzhi emperor.|
|25 November:|| ||The Treaty of Granada is signed and ratified between Muhammad XII, the sultan of Granada, and Ferdinand and Isabella, the king and queen of Castile, León, Aragon and Sicily, guaranteeing religious tolerance and fair treatment to the Moors in return for their surrender after ten years of fighting.|
People in 1491
Bartolomeu Dias, Sandro Botticelli, Jami, Ivan III the Great, Lorenzo de' Medici, Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Selim I, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Hongzhi, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Raphael, Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1491 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1401, 1407, 1418, 1429, 1435, 1446, 1457, 1463, 1474 and 1485 in the century before it and 1502, 1513, 1519, 1530, 1541, 1547, 1558, 1569, 1575 and 1583 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1491 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 June 2018.