February 1429 in history

February 1429 events chronologically

Feb 12 English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings)

Died in February 1429

Feb 20 Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici an Italian banker, a member of Medici family of Florence, and the founder of the Medici Bank. While other family members, such as Chiarissimo di Giambuono de' Medici, who served in the Signoria in 1201, and Salvestro de' Medici, who was implicated in the Ciompi Revolt of 1378, are historically significant, Giovanni's founding of the family bank truly began the family's rise to power in Florence. He was the father of Cosimo de' Medici , great-grandfather of Lorenzo de Medici and great-great-great-grandfather of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany