Events noted in 1400

The event pages are experimental; the OCR errors in the text mean this is incomplete and unreliable but I offer it in the hopes that it will be of some use. Events shown include births and deaths of people with their own entries, and also the publication dates of some of the works cited.

1300 1450


Died: Angriani, Michael commonly called Michael of Bologna

Died: Baldi De Ubaldus a celebrated lawyer of the fourteenth century

“The amorous contention of Phillis and Flora,” Chapman, George a dramatic poet

Born: Gozzoli, Benozzo an artist

Born: Guttenberg, John called also Gænsfleisch de Sulgeloch

Died: Gwilym, David Ap the Ovid of Wales

Born: Porcellus, Peter a Neapolitan of the fifteenth century


Born: Cusa, Nicholas De a cardinal

Born: Masaccio an eminent artist


Died: Gower, John one of the few poets who flourished in the first periods of our poetical history

Born: Joan Of Arc commonly called the Maid of Orleans


Born: Estouteville, William D' cardinal


Born: Sanchez, Roderico a Spanish prelate


Born: Kennedy, James bishop of St

Born: Palmieri, Matthew an Italian chronicler

Born: Pius Ii., Pope whose name was Æneas Sylvius Piccolomini


Died: Coluccio, Salutato an ancient Italian poet and philosopher

Born: Vegio, Maffei a Latin poet of the fifteenth century


Died: Birchington, Stephen or Brick­Ington

Born: Dunois, John a brave French officer

Born: Valla, Lawrence a man of letters of great emience in the fifteenth century


Born: Justiniani, Bernard nephew of the above

Born: Oliva, Alexander general of the Augustin monks


Born: Castagno, Andrea, Dal an eminent historical painter

Born: Picus, John Francis was the son of Galeoti Picus (?–1533)

Died: Roye, Guy Le archbishop of Rheims in the fourteenth century


Died: Ancharanus, Peter an eminent civilian of the fourteenth century

Died: Boston, John a monk of St

Born: Morton, John an eminent prelate a ntt statesman

“A History of the Schism,” Thierri a native of Paderborn in Westphalia


Died: Cantacuzenus, John emp.eror of Constantinople


“De Bello inter Hispanos et Genuenses,” Bracelli, James an Italian historian and antiquary

Born: Caxton, William to whom this country owes the introduction of printing (14121492)

Died: Fabriano, Gentile Da a famous painter


Died: Arundel, Thomas archbishop of Canterbury in the reigns of Richard II

Born: Sixtus Iv. is said by some writers to have been the son of a fisherman at Celles


Born: Accolti, Benedetto an eminent lawyer and historian of the fifteenth century

Born: Botoner, William an ancient English writer

“In short, I have in one night consummated my marriage, and consumed my patrimony.” Bruni, Leonard a very eminent scholar and historian

Died: Vergerius, Peter Paul one of the most learned men of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries


Died: Foligno, Federigo Frezzi Da an Italian prelate and poet

Born: Francis, Of Paulo another Romish saint


Died: Aliprandi, Bonamente whom Crescembini has placed among the poets of Italy

Born: Andreas, John bishop of Aleria in Corsica

Died: Thierri a native of Paderborn in Westphalia


Born: Accolti, Francis the brother of Benedetto

Died: Flamel, Nicholas falsely celebrated as an alchymist


Born: Attavanti, Paul generally known in Italy by the name of Father Paul of Florence

Born: Wesselus, John one of the most learned men of the fifteenth century


Born: Dati, Augustine a learned Italian writer

Born: Merula, George an Italian of very uncommon talents and learning

Died: Spinello, Aretino an Italian painter of portrait and history


Born: Basin of Parma

Born: Bellini, Gentile an eminent artist

Born: Platina, Bartolomeo Sacchi so called

“History of the Popes,” Platina, Bartolomeo Sacchi so called


Born: Bellini, Giovanni brother to the preceding

Born: Cadamosto, Lewis a famous Venetian navigator


Died: Argillata, Peter a Bolognese physician

Born: Purbach, George a very eminent mathematician and astronomer


Born: Landinus, Christopher an Italian scholar

Born: Scala, Bartholomew an Italian

Died: Zisca, John whose proper name was De Trocznow


Died: Ailli, Peter D' an eminent Romish ecclesiastic

Born: Caraccioli, Robert often called Hobertus de Licio

Died: Chrysoloras, Emanuel the principal of those learned men who brought the Greek language and literature into the West


Born: Antonio, Da Messina so called because he was of that city

Died: Eyck, Hubert Van a painter

Born: Pontanus, John Jovian a very learned Italian


Died: Albicus archbishop of Prague

Born: Bosso, Matthew an Italian scholar and writer of considerable eminence

Born: Campanus, John Anthony an Italian poet and prelate


Born: Acciaioli, Donato was of an illustrious family

Died: Beston, John a learned English divine of the fifteenth century

Born: Bigne, Gace De La and not de la Vigne

Born: Leonicenus, Nicholas an eminent Italian phy-

Died: Medici, Cosmo De a celebrated citizen of Florence


Died: Bate, John prior of the monastery of Carmelites at York in the fifteenth century

Died: Gerson, John by some called Charlier


Born: Afflitto, Matthew an eminent lawyer

Born: Albertini, Paul a celebrated divine and politician of Venice

Died: Gasparino, Banzizza one of the revivers of literature

Born: Mahomet Ii. the eleventh sultan of the Turks


Born: Mantegna, Andrea an eminent Italian painter

Born: Pulci, Luigi one of the most famous Italian poets


Born: Annius which Bayle follows

Born: Pace, Richard a learned Englishman (14821532)


Born: Ficinus, Marsilius a learned Italian


Born: Boiardo, Matteo-Maria count of Scandiano

Died: Botoner, William an ancient English writer

Born: Foresti, James, Philip Of was born at Soldio

Died: Procopius, Rasus, Or The Shaven Rasus


Born: Muller, John commonly called Regiomontanus

Born: Sabellicus whose proper name was Marcus Anto­Nius Coccius


Born: Abrabanel, Isaac a famous rabbi

Born: Botticelli, Alexander an Italian painter and engraver

Died: Castro, Paul De one of the most eminent lawyers of the fifteenth century

“Si Bartolus non esset, esset Paulus.” Castro, Paul De one of the most eminent lawyers of the fifteenth century

Born: Esperiente, Philip Callimachus an eminent Italian historian

Born: Ximenes, Francis an eminent statesman and patron of literature


Born: Signorelli, Luca a Florentine artist


Born: Bolzanio, Urbano Valeriano one of the revivers of letters in the fifteenth century

Died: Coster, Lawrence an inhabitant of Haerlem

Born: Fevre, James Le Stapulensis


Born: Augurello, John Aurelio an Italian

Born: Beaufort, Margaret the foundress of Christ’s and St

Died: Eyck, John Van younger brother to the preceding


Born: Agricola, Rodolphus one of the most learned men of the fifteenth century

Born: Antonius Ælius Nebrissensis was born in 1442

Born: Columbus, Christopher a Genoese

Born: Grocyn, William a man eminently learned in his day> and one of the revivers of literature

Died: Rudborne, Thomas bishop of St

Born: Wydeville, Anthony, Earl Rivers a very accomplished nobleman of the fifteenth century (?–1483)

Died: Zabarella, Francis an eminent cardinal (?–1417)


Died: Angelico, Fra Giovanni da Fiesole

Died: Aretino, Charles was of Arezzo in Tuscany

Born: Raulin, John a French divine


Born: Bramante Di Urbino but celebrated under the former name

Died: Bruni, Leonard a very eminent scholar and historian

“J. Dlugossi historiie Polonicoe Hbri duodecim, &c.” Dlugoss, John Longinus a Polish historian

Born: Galateo, Antony an eminent Italian writer


Born: Calderinus, Domitius a man of great learning in the fifteenth century

Died: Ferdinand Of Cordoua a learned Spaniard

Born: Fontius, Bartholomæus of Florence

Born: Geiler, John or

“Oratio ad regem Alphonsum in nuptiis filii sui.” Manetti, Giannozzo a very learned scholar

Born: Porta, Johnbaptista a Neapolitan gentleman

Died: Tudeschi, Nicholas an eminent canonist


Died: Brunelleschi, Philip an eminent Italian architect

Born: Comines Lat. Cominæus

“Actis & Deidis of Shyr Willam Wallace,” Henry The Minstrel are the names given to a Scotch poet who lived in the fifteenth century

Died: Masaccio an eminent artist

Born: Perugino, Pietro a celebrated Italian painter

Born: Urceus, Anthony Codrus a learned Italian


Died: Beaufort, Henry bishop of Winchester

Born: Manutius, Aldus the elder of three justly celebrated printers (?–1515)

Died: Waynflete, William Of the illustrious founder of Magdalen college


Died: Bencius, Hugo was a native of Sienna

Born: Brandt, Sebastian a lawyer

Died: Burchiello an Italian poet

Born: Mantuan, Baptist an Italian poet of great temporary fame

Born: Medici, Lorenzo grandson of the preceding


Died: Chartier, Alain a native of Bayeux (1385–?)

Born: Ghirlandaio, Domenico a painter

“Proclus de Sphaera,” Grocyn, William a man eminently learned in his day> and one of the revivers of literature

Born: Ruccellai, Bernard in Latin Oricellarius