On This Day

Famous People Born in 1397

  • May 6 Sejong the Great, 4th King of Joseon (1418-50), born in Hanseong, Kingdom of Joseon (d. 1450)
  • Jun 29 John II, King of Aragon and Navarre, born in Medina del Campo, Spain (d. 1479)
  • Aug 5 Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
  • Aug 10 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
  • Aug 16 Albrecht II von Habsburg, King of Bohemia, Hungary and Germany, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1439)
  • Nov 15 Nicholas V [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italian Pope (1447-55), born in Sarzana, Republic of Genoa (d. 1455)