On This Day

What Happened in May 1415

Historical Events

  • May 4 Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance
  • May 29 Pope John XXIII [Baldassare Cossa] formally deposed as Pope at the Conference of Constance, Germany, after he had fled the town in disguise

Famous Birthdays

  • May 3 Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, born in Raby Castle, Durham, England (d. 1495)