The Condottiero Bartolomeo Colleoni dies and by his will leaves a substantial part of his estate to the Venetian Republic on condition that a statue of himself should be commissioned and set up in the Piazza San Marco.
33 years, 5 months, 14 days later
Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a 3-year truce and cede several territories to the Republic.
6 months, 7 days later
The League of Cambrai is formed as an alliance against the Republic of Venice between Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Ferdinand II of Aragon.