Historical Events In 1440
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Jan 22 Ivan III, the Great, Russian czar (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania in the year 1440.
Feb 13 In the year 1440 hartmann Schedel, German physician/humanist/historian
Feb 21 The Prussian Confederation is formed on this day in history.
Feb 22 Ladislaus V Posthumus, King of Hungary/Bohemia on this day in history.
Apr 09 In the year 1440 christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
Sep 13 Gilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes on this day in history.
Sep 21 Frederik I van Hohenzollern, ruler Brandenburg (1417-40), dies at 68 in the year 1440.
Sep 30 Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician on this day in history.
Oct 26 Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged in the year 1440.
Dec 22 On this day in history bluebeard, pirate, executed