1421 facts for kids

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 14th century15th century16th century
Decades: 1390s  1400s  1410s  – 1420s –  1430s  1440s  1450s
Years: 1418 1419 142014211422 1423 1424

Events of 1421

  • March 21 – Battle of Baugé. A small French force surprises and defeats a smaller English force under Thomas, Duke of Clarence, a brother of Henry V of England, in Normandy.
  • May 26 – Mehmed I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire dies and is succeeded by his son Murad II.
  • November 17–19 – St. Elizabeth flood. The coastal area near Dordrecht in the Netherlands was flooded due to an extremely high tide of the North Sea. 72 villages were drowned, killing about 10,000 people.
  • John III of Dampierre, Marquis of Namur, sells his estates to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.
  • The first patent is issued by the Republic of Florence.
  • In a theory proposed by Gavin Menzies, supposedly the year that Chinese explorer Hong Bao and Zhou Wen discovered the Americas, beating Columbus by about 70 years.
1421 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1421
MCDXXI
Ab urbe condita 2174
Armenian calendar 870
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Assyrian calendar 6171
Bahá'í calendar -423–-422
Bengali calendar 828
Berber calendar 2371
English Regnal year Hen. 5 – 9 Hen. 5
Buddhist calendar 1965
Burmese calendar 783
Byzantine calendar 6929–6930
Chinese calendar 庚子年十一月廿八日
(4057/4117-11-28)
— to —
辛丑年十二月初七日
(4058/4118-12-7)
Coptic calendar 1137–1138
Ethiopian calendar 1413–1414
Hebrew calendar 5181–5182
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1477–1478
 - Shaka Samvat 1343–1344
 - Kali Yuga 4522–4523
Holocene calendar 11421
Iranian calendar 799–800
Islamic calendar 823–824
Japanese calendar Ōei 28
(応永28年)
Korean calendar 3754
Minguo calendar 491 before ROC
民前491年
Thai solar calendar 1964

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