Year 1492 (MCDXCII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

The year 1492 is considered to be a significant year in the history of the West, Europe, Christianity, Spain, and the New World, among others, because of the number of significant events to have taken place throughout it. Some of the events which propelled the year into Western consciousness, additionally listed below, include the completion of the Reconquista of Spain, the discovery of the West Indies, and the Expulsion of Jews from Spain.


October 12Columbus discovers the Americas for Spain.


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