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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1495 AD

January

January 28: Pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France

February

February 22: French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown

May

May 20: French King Charles VIII leaves Naples
May 31: Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella and Venice sign anti-French Saint League

June

June 1: 1st written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller

July

July 6: Battle at Fornovo, French king Charles VIII beats St. League
July 7: King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
July 20: French viceroy of Naples Montpensier surrenders

November

November 27: Scottish king James IV receives bedrieger Perkin Warbeck
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