On This Day

What Happened in 1439

Historical Events in 1439

  • Jul 16 Kissing is banned in England (to stop the Black Death from spreading)
  • Nov 12 Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

Would You Believe?

Kissing is banned in England (to stop the Black Death from spreading)

On July 16, 1439


Famous People Who Died in 1439

  • Apr 30 Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English military leader (b. 1382)
  • Jun 24 Duke Frederick IV of Austria (b. 1382)
  • Oct 21 Ambrose Traversari, Italian theologian and monk, dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1397)