What Happened in 1429

Historical Events

  • Feb 12 Battle of the Herrings fought during Hundred Years' War when French and Scottish troops unsuccessfully attack English convoy (carrying barrels of herrings) near Rouvray
  • Apr 29 Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans
  • May 7 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
  • Jun 11 Hundred Years' War: The start of the Battle of Jargeau (France)
  • Jul 16 Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims
  • Jul 17 Dauphin crowned King Charles VII of France (despite having been king since 1422)
  • Nov 4 Joan of Arc and Charles d'Albret liberate the heavily fortified town of Saint-Pierre-le-MoĆ»tier after a siege

World Leaders in 1429

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 14 Duke Philip the Good (33) weds Isabella of Portugal (32) by proxy (he in Burgundy, she in Portugal)

Famous People Who Died in 1429

  • Jun 22 Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
  • Jul 12 Jean de Gerson, French theologian (Theologica mystic), dies at 65
  • Sep 28 Cymburgis of Masovia, wife of Duke Ernest of Austria