1421 in history

1421 events chronologically

Nov 18 A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people. This event will be known as St. Elizabeth's flood

Born in 1421

Mar 9 Francesco Sassetti an Italian banker.
May 29 Charles Prince of Viana the son of King John II of Aragon and Queen Blanche I of Navarre.
Jun 3 Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici an Italian banker and patron of arts.
Jul 25 Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland an English magnate.
Dec 6 Henry VI of England King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. Until 1437, his realm was governed by regents. Contemporaneous accounts described him as peaceful and pious, not suited for the dynastic wars, such as the Wars of the Roses, which commenced during his reign. His periods of insanity and his inherent benevolence eventually required his wife, Margaret of Anjou, to assume control of his kingdom, which contributed to his own downfall, the collapse of the House of Lancaster, and the rise of the House of York

Died in 1421

Mar 22 Thomas of Lancaster 1st Duke of Clarence the second son of King Henry IV of England and his first wife, Mary de Bohun. He was born before 25 November 1387 as on that date his father's accounts note a payment made to a woman described as his nurse. Sandals and clothes were bought for him early in 1388, so the traditional birth date of 29 September 1388 may be safely discounted
May 26 Mehmed I the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1413 to 1421. He was one of the sons of Bayezid I and Devlet Hatun
Jun 21 Jean Le Maingre marshal of France and a knight renowned for his military skill.