What Happened in 1404

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Historical Events

  • Jan 13 The Act of Multipliers is passed by the English Parliament forbidding alchemists to use their knowledge to create precious metals (it was feared that if any alchemist should succeed it would bring ruin upon the state)
  • Sep 26 Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
  • Oct 17 Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII

Famous People Born in 1404

  • Feb 9 Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor
  • Feb 18 Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)
  • Mar 25 John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (d. 1444)
  • Jul 25 Philips van Saint-Pol, Duke of Brabant
  • Oct 14 Marie of Anjou, queen of France (d. 1463)

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 1 Earl Engelbert I of Nassau marries Johanna of Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 27 Philip, the Stout, Duke of Burgundy, dies at 62
  • Sep 14 Albert IV of Austria (b. 1377)
  • Sep 27 William of Wykeham, chancellor/Bishop of Winchester, dies
  • Oct 1 Boniface IX, [Pietro Tomacelli], Pope (1389-1404), dies
  • Dec 13 Albert I, Duke of Bavaria, dies at 74
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