Famous People Born In 1400

Discover the most famous people born in 1400. The list includes people like Johannes Gutenberg, Didacus of Alcalá, Roger van der Weyden, Justina Szilágyi, Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include royal family members, artists, renaissance painters and historians born in 1400. This list includes people from Italy, Germany and many more countries.
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Johannes Gutenberg
(German Inventor and Printer Who Introduced Printing to Europe With His Mechanical Movable-Type Printing Press)
Johannes Gutenberg
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Listed In: Inventors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: February 3, 1468

Credit goes to Johannes Gutenberg for transforming book-making from manuscripts to the printed form as he introduced the movable-type printing press in the 15th century. The German printer and publisher’s invention contributed to mass communication during the Renaissance. He was not successful in his business and was exiled during the later years of his life.  He was also a goldsmith.

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Didacus of Alcalá
(Spanish Franciscan Lay Brother Who is Remembered for His Missionary Work in the Canary Islands)
Didacus of Alcalá
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: San Nicolás del Puerto, Spain
Died: November 12, 1463

Didacus of Alcalá was a Franciscan lay brother best remembered for his missionary work in the Canary Islands. Many miracles have been attributed to him and he is considered a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Didacus of Alcalá is the patron of the Diocese of San Diego.

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Bartolomeo Colleoni
(Italian Condottiero and Captain-General of the Republic of Venice)
Bartolomeo Colleoni
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Solza, Italy
Died: November 2, 1475

Bartolomeo Colleoni was an Italian condottiero who served as the captain-general of the Venetian Republic. Colleoni went on to become the leading disciplinarian and tactician of the 15th century. Bartolomeo Colleoni is also credited with revamping the Roman baths in a town called Trescore Balneario.

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Justina Szilágyi
(Vlad the Impaler's wife)
Justina Szilágyi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Hungary
Died: 1497 AD
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Jacopo Bellini
(Painter)
Jacopo Bellini
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1470 AD
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John, Constable of Portugal
(Infante)
John, Constable of Portugal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 13th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santarém, Portugal
Died: October 18, 1442

John, Constable of Portugal was a Portuguese prince of the House of Aviz. The son of King John I and Philippa of Lancaster, John became the third Constable of Portugal after the demise of Nuno Álvares Pereira. Hence, he is also known as the Constable Prince.

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Gilles Binchois
(Belgian Composer of early Renaissance music)
Gilles Binchois
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Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Mons, Belgium
Died: September 20, 1460

Gilles Binchois was a composer and one of the most important and earliest members of the Burgundian School. He is also counted among the three most popular composers of the early-15th century. Binchois' works were often cited and used as source material even after his demise. Also remembered for his compositions, Binchois is regarded as the 15th century's finest melodist.

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Sulaiman
(4th Sultan of Brunei)
Sulaiman
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Brunei
Died: 1511 AD
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Luca della Robbia
(Italian Renaissance Sculptor)
Luca della Robbia
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: February 10, 1482

Sculptor Luca della Robbia is best remembered for launching his own studio of enameled terra-cotta. While he initially specialized in marble work, he was also one of the first to work in the Florentine Renaissance style. The Resurrection lunette of the Florence Cathedral is one of his best-known works

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Irene Kantakouzene
(Despotess of Serbia)
Irene Kantakouzene
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: May 3, 1457
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Roger van der Weyden
(Belgian Painter)
Roger van der Weyden
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tournai, Belgium
Died: June 18, 1464

Roger van der Weyden was an Early Netherlandish painter whose paintings were exported to Spain and Italy, thanks to his popularity and success. Not surprisingly, Van der Weyden received commissions from important people and foreign princes. Today, Roger van der Weyden is considered one of the three great Early Netherlandish painters and the 15th century’s most influential Northern painter.

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Pietru Caxaro
(Philosopher)
Pietru Caxaro
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Mdina, Malta
Died: 1485 AD
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Gennadius Scholarius
(Philosopher)
Gennadius Scholarius
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 1473 AD
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Johann Fust
(Printer)
Johann Fust
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: October 30, 1466
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Filarete
(Architect)
Filarete
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 31st October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1469 AD

Best remembered for his Treatise on Architecture, Filarete was a Florentine architect, sculptor, medalist and author. Born Antonio di Pietro Averlino, he was given the name Filarete, meaning lover of excellence, possibly by his teacher Lorenzo Ghiberti. Later, he began working independently, building the bronze central doors of Old St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Ospedale Maggiore in Milan.

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Ausiàs March
(Poet)
Ausiàs March
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Beniarjó, Spain
Died: March 3, 1459
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Aşıkpaşazade
(Historian)
Aşıkpaşazade
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Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Amasya, Turkey
Died: 1484 AD
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Fra Mauro
(Cartographer)
Fra Mauro
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1464 AD
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Konrad Witz
(Painter)
Konrad Witz
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Rottweil, Germany
Died: 1445 AD
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Enguerrand de Monstrelet
(Chronicler)
Enguerrand de Monstrelet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Picardy, France
Died: July 20, 1453

Valued for his reliable account of the later stages of the Hundred Years’ War, Enguerrand de Monstrelet was a French chronicler, whose works contain many authentic documents and reported speeches. Published in two volumes, it is a continuation of Froissart's Chronicles, covering the period between 1400 and 1444. He also witnessed Joan of Arc being interrogated by Duke of Burgundy.

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Siôn Cent
(Welsh Poet)
Siôn Cent
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Brycheiniog, Wales
Died: 1430 AD

Though not much is known about Welsh poet Siôn Cent, it’s believed he disliked the flattery of nobles that was prominent in the verses of the bards of his time. He infused a freshness in the treatment of spiritual themes in Welsh poetry. A poem in praise of Brecknockshire remains his best-known work.

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Michele Giambono
(Artist)
Michele Giambono
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1462 AD
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Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine
(Duchess)
Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: France
Died: February 28, 1453
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Muhammad ibn Falah
(Theologian)
Muhammad ibn Falah
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Wasit, Iraq
Died: 1461 AD