On This Day

August 1420 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 5 Duke John VI of Bavaria visits Dutch mystic Lidwina (Christ's bride)

Florence Cathedral

Aug 7 Construction begins for the dome of Florence's cathedral, designed by architect Filippo Brunellschi

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 24 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist (Bamberg & Eichstattt), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1475)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 9 Pierre d'ailly [Peter de Alliaco], French theologist and cardinal, dies