On This Day

What Happened in August 1420

Historical Events

  • Aug 5 Duke John VI of Bavaria visits Dutch mystic Lidwina (Christ's bride)

Florence Cathedral

Aug 7 Construction begins on the dome of Florence Cathedral, designed by Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi

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