On This Day

1423 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 11 Arnold van Egmont becomes Duke of Gelre
  • Jul 31 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant - the French army is defeated by the English on the banks of the river Yonne in Burgundy

Birthdays in History

  • May 30 Georg von Purbach, Austrian mathematician and astronomer (best known for his streamlined presentation of Ptolemaic astronomy in the Theoricae Novae Planetarum), born in Peuerbach, Austria (d. 1461)

Person of interestLouis XI

Jul 3 Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), born in Bourges, France (d. 1483)

King of France Louis XI
King of France
Louis XI

Deaths in History

  • May 23 Benedict XIII [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
  • Jun 25 Reinald IV, duke of Gelre & Gulik (Reinoud I), dies
  • Oct 9 Frederik III of Blankenheim, bishop of Straatsburg/Utrecht, dies