On This Day

1422 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 30 Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
  • Jun 30 Battle of Arbedo between the Duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons
  • Aug 31 Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months
  • Oct 28 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France

Birthdays in History


Person of interestWilliam Caxton

Aug 13 William Caxton, English printer and translator, 1st to print in the English language (Histories of Troy), born in Kent, England (d. 1492) birth date disputed


Deaths in History

  • Mar 9 Jan Zelivsky, Hussite priest (b. 1380)
  • Aug 31 Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19), dies at 36
  • Sep 17 Constantine II of Bulgaria
  • Oct 21 Charles VI "the Well Beloved", King of France (1380-1422), dies at 54