Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 14th century · 15th century · 16th century
Decades: 1400s 1410s 1420s 1430s 1440s
1450s 1460s 1470s 1480s 1490s
Categories: BirthsDeaths

1492, Columbus discovers America for Spain. Beginning of the Modern Age.

As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500.


Joan of Arc, a French peasant girl, directly influenced the result of the Hundred Years' War.

The 1480 Siege of Rhodes. Ships of the Hospitaliers in the forefront, and Turkish camp in the background.

Significant people[]

Isabella of Castile helped unify Spain via a dynastic marriage with Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469.

An African giraffe being led into a Ming Dynasty zoo, a Chinese painting by She Du, 1414 AD, during the reign of the Yongle Emperor.

Inventions, discoveries, introductions[]

List of 15th century inventions

Decades and years[]

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