1420 in history

1420 events chronologically

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 Patriarchal State of Friuli
Aug 7 Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence
Oct 28 Beijing is officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty on the same year that the Forbidden City, the seat of government, is completed
Dec 1 Henry V of England enters Paris

Born in 1420

Feb 9 Dorothea of Brandenburg Duchess of Mecklenburg a princess of Brandenburg by birth and by marriage Duchess of Mecklenburg.
Apr 23 George of Poděbrady King of Bohemia. He was leader of the Hussites
Jul 19 William VIII Marquess of Montferrat the Marquess of Montferrat from 1464 until his death.

Died in 1420

Jun 11 John III Burgrave of Nuremberg Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach from the House of Hohenzollern. He was elder son of Frederick V of Nuremberg and Elisabeth of Meissen
Aug 9 Pierre d'Ailly a French theologian, astrologer, and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Sep 3 Robert Stewart Duke of Albany a member of the Scottish royal house, served as Regent to three different Scottish monarchs. He also held the titles of Earl of Menteith , Earl of Fife , Earl of Buchan and Earl of Atholl , in addition to his 1398 creation as Duke of Albany. A ruthless politician, Albany was widely regarded as having caused the murder of his nephew, the Duke of Rothesay, and brother to the future King James I of Scotland. James was held in captivity in England for eighteen years, during which time Albany served as Regent in Scotland, king in all but name. He died in 1420 and was succeeded by his son, Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany, who would be executed for treason when James returned to Scotland in 1425, almost causing the complete ruin of the Albany Stewarts