On This Day

What Happened in January 1431

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • Jan 9 Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 25 Charles II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1364)