1502 in History – What happened in year 1502

In history, year 1502 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1502.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1502:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 juneChristopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage. Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometres (436 sq mi) and a population of 386,486 inhabitants (as of January 2013).
21 MayJoão da Nova of Portugal discovered the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.


Famous birthdays in the year 1502:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Damião de Góis / Philosopher / Portugal
13 SeptemberJohn Leland / Poet / United Kingdom
14 AugustPieter Coecke van Aelst / Painter / Belgium
20 January Sebastian de Aparicio / Rancher / Spain
20 March Pierino Belli / Soldier / Italy
25 AprilGeorg Major / Academic / Germany
26 JulyChristian Egenolff / Printer / Germany
27 JulyFrancesco Corteccia / Composer / Italy

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