On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1418

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Competition announced to design dome of Florentine cathedral, main competitors Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi (supported by Cosimo de Medici)

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici

1418 Highlights

About August 18, 1418

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 602 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo