1441


1441

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.
* Ouagadougou becomes the capital of the Mossi Empire.
* Two 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 Church with Europe.
* A revolt occurs in the Yucatán capital Mayapan; the Maya civilization splits into warring city-states.
* Christopher of Bavaria succeeds Karl Knutsson Borde as king of Sweden.
* Alfonso V of Aragon captures Naples after a five month siege.
* With the help of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, governor Haci Giray declares his province independent of the Golden Horde and establishes the Crimean Khanate.
* The Republic of Venice annexes the seigniory of Ravenna, ending the Da Polenta dynasty.

Births

* February 9 - Ali-Shir Nava'i, politician and poet (d. 1501)

Deaths

* 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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