1418 in history

1418 events chronologically

Jun 12 An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians

Born in 1418

May 16 John II of Cyprus the King of Cyprus and Armenia and also titular King of Jerusalem from 1432 to 1458. He was previously a Titular Prince of Antioch. In May, 1435/1440 he married Aimee or Amadea Palaiologina of Monferrato , Queen of Cyprus, Titular Queen of Jerusalem and Armenia, daughter of John Jacob, Marquess of Montferrat, without issue. His second wife, a distant relative of his first one, married in Nicosia, 1441 or February 3, 1442 was Helena Palaiologina , only child and daughter of Theodore II Palaeologus, Despot of Morea and his wife Cleofa Malatesta. Theodore was a son of Eastern Roman Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus and Helena Dragaš and the brother of the last two Eastern Roman Emperor, John VIII Palaeologus and Constantine XI Palaeologus. By his second marriage he had two daughters:
Jul 7 Peter II Duke of Brittany Duke of Brittany, Count of Montfort and titular earl of Richmond, from 1450 to his death. He was son of Duke John VI and Joan of France, and thus was younger brother of Francis I
Sep 24 Anne of Cyprus the daughter of King Janus of Cyprus and Charlotte of Bourbon; and a member of the celebrated Lusignan crusader dynasty. She was Duchess of Savoy as the wife of Louis, Duke of Savoy
Dec 12 Albert VI Archduke of Austria also known as the Prodigal, from the House of Habsburg was, with his elder brother Emperor Frederick III, an Archduke of Inner Austria from 1424 and of Austria from 1457 until his death. According to tradition, Albert was the exact opposite of Frederick, energetic and inclined to thoughtlessness

Top 7 most famous people died in 1418

Jan 31 Mircea I of Wallachia ruler of Wallachia from 1386 until his death. The byname "elder" was given to him after his death in order to distinguish him from his grandson Mircea Starting in the 19th century, Romanian historiography has also referred to him as Mircea the Great
Feb 11 Bogislaw VIII Duke of Pomerania Duke of Pomerania in Pomerania-Stolp from 1395 until 1418.
Mar 22 Nicolas Flamel a successful French scrivener and manuscript-seller. After his death Flamel developed a reputation as an alchemist believed to have discovered the Philosopher's Stone and achieved immortality. However, these legendary accounts only appeared in the seventeenth century
Mar 22 Dietrich of Nieheim born at Nieheim, a small town subject to the see of Paderborn.
Jun 2 Catherine of Lancaster Queen of Castile as the wife of King Henry III of Castile.
Jun 12 Bernard VII Count of Armagnac the, Count of Armagnac, and Constable of France. He was the son of John II and Jeanne de Périgord. He succeeded in Armagnac at the death of his brother, John III, in 1391. After prolonged fighting, he also became Count of Comminges in 1412
Jul 31 Anna Grand Duchess of Lithuania Grand Duchess of Lithuania. She probably was the first wife of Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania. Anna was mother of Sophia of Lithuania, the only child of Vytautas and wife of Vasily I of Moscow. She is best remembered for helping Vytautas to escape from a prison in Kreva in 1382 and thus probably saving his life. Little is known about Anna's life and even her origins remain disputed by historians