On This Day

What Happened in 1436

Historical Events

  • Mar 25 Florentine cathedral Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore with then the largest dome in the world by Filippo Brunelleschi, consecrated by Pope Eugene IV (begun 1296)
  • Jul 5 German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten

Famous People Born in 1436

  • Jun 6 Regiomontanus [Johannes Müller von Königsberg], German mathematician and astronomer, prepares astronomical tables, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1476)
  • Nov 16 Leonardo Loredan, Venetian nobleman, statesman and Doge of Venice (1501-21), born in Venice (d. 1521)
  • Nov 26 Princess Catherine of Portugal, Portuguese princess of King Edward of Portugal and his wife Eleanor of Aragon and writer, born in Lisbon (d. 1463)

World Leaders in 1436

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 25 Louis (13), son of French King Charles VII marries Margaret (11), daughter of King James I of Scotland at the Castle of Tours

Famous People Who Died in 1436

  • May 4 Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish statesman (b. 1390s)
  • Oct 9 Jacoba van Bavarian, countess of Holland/Zealand, dies at 35