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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1502 AD

January

January 1: Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro

February

February 25: Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine

March

March 11: Tebriz, shah Ismail I of Persia crowned

May

May 9: Columbus left Spain on his 4th and final trip to New World
May 11: Columbus begins 4th and last trip to "Indies"
May 21: Portuguese Admiral Da Nova discovers St. Helena

June

June 19: Emperor Maximilian I and England sign treaty of Antwerp

August

August 8: Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor

September

September 18: Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage

October

October 16: Storm ravages Friese coast

December

December 31: Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino
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