On This Day

Year 1420 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the Hussite protestants
  • Apr 21 Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
  • May 21 Treaty of Troyes: Henry V of England and his heirs will inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI of France (later rendered moot by the military victory of Charles VII)
  • May 23 Jews of Syria and Austria expelled
  • May 25 Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ
  • Jun 7 Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchate of Aquileia
  • Jul 14 Battle at Vitkov Zizka's hill (Prague): Taboriets beat Bohemia
  • Aug 5 Duke John VI of Bavaria visits Dutch mystic Lidwina (Christ's bride)
  • Aug 7 Construction begins on the dome of Florence Cathedral, designed by Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi
  • Oct 28 Beijing is declared the capital of the Ming dynasty under the Yongle Emperor
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Historical Figures Born in 1420

  • Aug 24 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist (Bamberg & Eichstattt), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1475)
  • Oct 14 Tomas de Torquemada, Castilian Grand Inquisitor during Spanish Inquisition, born in Torquemada (or Valladolid), Kingdom of Castile (d. 1498)
  • Nov 24 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1420

  • Aug 9 Pierre d'ailly [Peter de Alliaco], French theologist and cardinal, dies
  • Sep 3 Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, regent of Scotland