1502 in History

January 1 Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
February 25 Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine
March 11 Tebriz, shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
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 19 Emperor Maximilian I and England sign treaty of Antwerp
August 8 Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor
September 18 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage
October 16 Storm ravages Friese coast
December 31 Cesare Borgia (son of pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino