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What Happened in 1415

Historical Events in 1415

  • May 4 Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance
  • Jul 4 Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII
  • Jul 6 Jan Hus is burned at the stake
  • Aug 13 King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River
  • Oct 25 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V's forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight
  • Oct 25 John IV van Bourgondy becomes Duke of Brabant and Limburg

Famous People Born in 1415

  • Mar 10 Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
  • May 3 Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, born in Raby Castle, Durham, England (d. 1495)
  • Sep 21 Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), born in Innsbruck, Tyrol (d. 1493)

World Leaders in 1415

Famous People Who Died in 1415

  • Apr 15 Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist & grammarian, dies at 60
  • Jul 6 Jan Hus, Bohemian reformer (b. 1369), burned for heresy by the Church at Constance, Germany
  • Jul 19 Philippa of Lancaster, Queen of Portugal as wife of King John I (1387-1415), dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)
  • Oct 25 Anton van Bourgondie, French son of Philip the Stout, dies at 31

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