Year 1441 was a
common year starting on Sunday(link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Events of 1441
* King's College,
University of Cambridge, is founded by King Henry VI.
Ouagadougoubecomes the capital of the Mossi Empire.
Ethiopians attend an ecclesiastical council at Florence, as part of the negotiations concerning a possible union of Coptic and Roman Catholic Christianity. This is the earliest recorded contact of the Ethiopian Churchwith Europe.
* A revolt occurs in the
Yucatáncapital Mayapan; the Maya civilizationsplits into warring city-states.
Christopher of Bavariasucceeds Karl Knutsson Borde as king of Sweden.
Alfonso V of Aragoncaptures Naplesafter a five month siege.
* With the help of the
Grand Duchy of Lithuania, governor Haci Giray declares his province independent of the Golden Hordeand establishes the Crimean Khanate.
Republic of Veniceannexes the seigniory of Ravenna, ending the Da Polenta dynasty.
February 9- Ali-Shir Nava'i, politician and poet (d. 1501)
January 14- Corrado IV Trinci, former lord of Foligno
July 9- Jan van Eyck, Dutch painter
July 12- Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
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