On This Day

Events in History in 1420

  • Mar 1 Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the Hussite protestants
  • Apr 21 Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike

Treaty of Interest

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)

Florence Cathedral

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
  • Dec 1 Henry V of England enters Paris