Mar 09 In the year 1440 death of st Frances of Rome, Italian nun (b. 1384)
Sep 21 Frederik I van Hohenzollern, ruler Brandenburg (1417-40), dies at 68 in the year 1440.
Sep 30 In the year 1440 death of reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician
Oct 26 On this day in history death of gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged
Dec 22 In the year 1440 death of bluebeard, pirate, executed