What Happened in 1423

Historical Events

  • Jul 11 Arnold van Egmont becomes Duke of Gelre
  • Jul 31 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant - the French army is defeated by the English on the banks of the river Yonne in Burgundy

Famous People Born in 1423

  • May 30 Georg von Purbach, Austrian mathematician and astronomer (best known for his streamlined presentation of Ptolemaic astronomy in the Theoricae Novae Planetarum), born in Peuerbach, Austria (d. 1461)
  • Jul 3 Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), born in Bourges, France (d. 1483)

World Leaders in 1423

Famous Deaths

  • May 23 Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
  • Jun 25 Reinald IV, duke of Gelre & Gulik (Reinoud I), dies
  • Oct 9 Frederik III of Blankenheim, bishop of Straatsburg/Utrecht, dies