On This Day

What Happened in 1444

Historical Events in 1444

  • Nov 10 Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders

Famous People Born in 1444

  • Jan 24 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
  • Feb 17 Rudolf Agricola [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist

Famous People Who Died in 1444

  • Mar 9 Leonardo Bruni, Italian humanist, statesman and historian (1st to divide history into Antiquity, Middle Ages, Modern), dies at about 74
  • Apr 7 John Capreolus, French theologist (Libri IV), dies at about 50
  • Apr 26 Robert Campin, first great master of Flemish and Early Netherlandish painting, dies at ~65
  • May 20 Bernardino of Siena, Italian priest and Franciscan missionary, dies at 63
  • May 27 John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (b. 1404)

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