Decades: 1430s 1440s 1450s 1460s 1470s - 1480s - 1490s 1500s 1510s 1520s 1530s
Years: 1483 1484 1485 1486 1487 - 1488 - 1489 1490 1491 1492 1493
February 3 - Bartholomeu Diaz of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, at the tip of Africa becoming the first known European to travel this far south.
Battle of St.Aubin-du-Cormier. Troops loyal to King Charles VIII of France defeat rebel forces led by the Duke of Orleans and Brittany in the main engagement of the Mad War.
Xiao Zong becomes emperor of China (Ming dynasty).
James IV succeeds his father James III as King of Scotland.
Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford takes possession of Cardiff Castle.
Michelangelo Buonarroti becomes apprentice to Domenico Ghirlandaio.
Correggio, Italian painter
Myles Coverdale, English Bible translator (+ 1568)
Rabbi Yosef Karo, Jewish scholar (+ 1575)
Sebastian Muenster, scholar, cartographer, cosmographer
Ursula Southeil, prophetess (conjectural date)
June 11 - James III of Scotland\n