1493 was a common year.
|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1460s 1470s 1480s – 1490s – 1500s 1510s 1520s|
|Years:||1490 1491 1492 – 1493 – 1494 1495 1496|
- March 15 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
- July 28 – Great fire in Moscow.
- September 9 – Battle of Krbava field between defending Croatian nobles and invading Ottoman Turk forces.
- November 19 – Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he saw for the first time only the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
- December 23 – Georg Alt's German translation of Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle is published.