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Events in 1499
|1 February:|| ||The Torre dell'Orologio, known in English as St Mark's Clocktower, is inaugurated in Venice.|
|31 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|5 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|12 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 904 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|12 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|19 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|26 July:|| ||Spanish conquistador Alonso de Ojeda is the first European to sight the island of Curaçao.|
|18 September:|| ||Two years after leaving Europe, Vasco da Gama returns to Lisbon from the first direct voyage to India with cargo worth sixty times the cost of the expedition.|
|23 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|5 November:|| ||The “Catholicon”, the first French dictionary, is published by Jehan Lagadeuc in Tréguier.|
People in 1499
Bartolomeu Dias, Sandro Botticelli, Donato Bramante, Hieronymus Bosch, Ivan III the Great, 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, Huldrych Zwingli, Zhengde, Henry VIII and Melanchthon celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1499 was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1409, 1415, 1426, 1437, 1443, 1454, 1465, 1471, 1482 and 1493 in the century before it and 1510, 1521, 1527, 1538, 1549, 1555, 1566, 1577, 1585 and 1591 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?2013 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?1499 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 May 2013.