On This Day

What Happened in 1419

Historical Events

  • Jan 19 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years' War
  • Jul 30 First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members out the windows. They die in the fall or killed by crowd outside.
  • Dec 11 Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence

Famous People Born in 1419

  • Jul 10 Emperor Go-Hanazono, 102nd Emperor of Japan (d. 1471)

World Leaders in 1419

Famous People Who Died in 1419

  • Apr 5 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint, dies at 69
  • Aug 16 Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)
  • Sep 10 John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (1404-19), assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France at 48
  • Dec 22 Antipope Pope John XXIII [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15) who opposed Pope Gregory XII and is considered an antipope by the Catholic Church, dies at 81