Year 1438 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes King of Hungary
  • Jan 5 Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
  • Mar 18 Albrecht II of Habsburg becomes king of Germany
  • Jul 7 King Charles VII issues the Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges stating that a General Church Council with superior power to the Pope must be held every 10 years

Historical Figures Born in 1438

  • Feb 12 Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
  • Apr 3 John III van Egmont, Viceroy of Holland, born in Hattem, Netherlands (d. 1516)
  • Sep 7 Louis II, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1471)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1438

  • Sep 9 Edward [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38), dies at 46
  • Oct 20 Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64