On This Day

1409 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Austrian civil war ends
  • Mar 25 Council of Pisa opens - elects Antipope Alexander V
  • Jun 26 Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V
  • Aug 7 Council of Pisa closes
  • Dec 2 The University of Leipzig opens

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 16 René of Anjou, King of Naples (1435-42) and last heir of the House of Anjou, born in Château d'Angers, Angers, Anjou, France (d. 1480)
  • Feb 28 Elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442)
  • Mar 2 John II, French duke of Alencon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc

Deaths in History

  • Jul 25 King Martin I of Sicily (1390-1409), dies at about 35
  • Sep 13 Isabella of Valois, former queen consort of Richard II of England, dies in childbirth at 19