They Lived at the Same Time – 1492

By | Apr 21, 2010

Christopher Columbus. Everyone knows that Columbus was alive in 1492, it was in this year that he set sail across the Atlantic and landed on what soon would be called America. He lived from 1451 to 1506

Leonardo Da Vinci. In 1492 Da Vinci was living in Milan and produced his Vitruvian Man, his study of the proportions of the human body. In the later half of the 1490’s he worked on his The Last Supper, the mural painting and did the Mona Lisa during 1503-6. He lived from 1452 to 1519.

Ivan the Great of Russia lived from 1440 to 1505. shortly after the end of 1492 he declared himself the Lord of All Russia.

Niccolò Machiavelli, the Italian diplomat, political philosopher, musician, poet, and playwright lived between 1469 – 1527).

Michelangelo, full name Michelangelo, di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, was born in 1475 and lived until 1564. Even though he was less than 20 in 1492, it was in that year hat he completed Madonna on the Steps and the Battle of Centaurs.

OK, this might be a stretch, but Henry VIII of England celebrated his first birthday in 1492. Henry VIII lived from 1491 to 1547, taking the crown in 1509. His father Henry VII, born Henry Tudor (1457 – 1509) was King of England, Lord of Ireland (August 22, 1485 – April 21, 1509) and was the first monarch of the Tudor dynasty.


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