On This Day

What Happened in August 1420

Historical Events

  • Aug 5 Duke John VI of Bavaria visits Dutch mystic Lidwina (Christ's bride)
  • Aug 7 Construction begins for the dome of Florence's cathedral, designed by architect Filippo Brunellschi

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 24 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist (Bamberg & Eichstattt), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1475)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 9 Pierre d'ailly [Peter de Alliaco], French theologist and cardinal, dies