July 6, 2022


The Spanish captured Melilla John Cabot sailed from Bristol to Canada and declared the "new found land" to belong to the King of England. Vasco da Gama started his journey to India A new collection of laws (Sudebnik) was published in Moscow In Spain, the doubloon was introduced, which became the most important currency for international trade. Denmark's Hannu ruled Sweden as Juhana II, Sten Sture the elder received as compensation his fiefdom of Finland. The old hatred ended


16 February – Philipp Melanchthon, humanist Francesco Canova da Milano, composer


January 2 – Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan February 6 – Johannes Ockeghem, composer July 17 – Benedetto Ghirlandaio, Italian painter