Settlers from Portugal begin to settle the Cape Verde islands.
March 28 - Death of Vasili II of Russia. Succeeded by his son Ivan III of Russia.
September 17 - Battle of Swiecin, called also Battle of Zarnowiec, during Thirteen Years' War.
Winter - Vlad III Dracula, reigning Prince of Wallachia is deposed by the forces of Sultan
Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire and replaced by his younger brother Radu the Handsome.Births
June 27 - King Louis XII of France (d. 1515).
1 February - Johannes Trithemius, scholar and cryptographer.Deaths
May 8 - Palla Strozzi, founder of the first public library in Florence.To my Homepage