On This Day

What Happened in 1416

Historical Events

  • Apr 2 Alfonso V succeeds his father as king of Aragon
  • May 7 Monk Nicolaas Serrurier arrested because of heresy at Tournay
  • May 30 Jerome of Prague burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance

Famous People Born in 1416

  • Mar 27 Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer and organist, born in Florence (d. 1480)

World Leaders in 1416

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Ferdinand I the Righteous, King of Aragon and Sicily, dies at 52
  • Apr 23 Blaise/Blasius of Parma, Italian astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies
  • May 30 Jerome of Prague, Czech radical Christian teacher burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance
  • Jul 15 John, Duke of Berry, French art collector and third son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxemburg, dies at 75